During the early stages of an animation production, visual development artists are brought onto the project to explore and inspire the visual direction of the film. These designs need to serve the purpose of the story & each artist is often hired for their unique visual style and ideas. In this class, Arthur will share his knowledge on the skills and design thinking needed for animation pre-production. Topics such as character, props, & environment design will be touched as the students focus on establishing the overall visual look of the film. Due to the advanced nature of the course, portfolio review and previous design experiences will be required.
Portfolio review required, click here for directions: Portfolio Submission Guidelines
CLASS #: 105W
TIME: Saturdays, 2:00PM - 5:00PM
START DATE: September 29th, 2018
DURATION: 10 Weeks*
RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITE: Intro to Perspective, Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching, Analytical Figure Drawing, Sketching for Environment, Intro to Digital Painting, Intro to Character Design, Intro to Environment Design, Background Design for Animation
MATERIALS: Laptop, Wacom & Photoshop
INSTRUCTOR: Arthur Fong is a Visual Development Artist/ Production Designer currently working at Sony Pictures Animation. His past project's include "Rise of the Guardians," "The Croods," "Kung Fu Panda 3," and the upcoming film, "Wish Dragon."
*** Due to the limited seating, a purchase of a waiting list ticket is not a guarantee into the class and the waiting list ticket cost is non-refundable. If there are any new spots becomes available in a sold out class, we will release the seats in the order of the waiting list ticket purchase. ***