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Key Frame Illustration for Production
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Key Frame Illustration for Production

An 8-week course where students will learn about the essential elements of what goes into a cinematic illustration: composition, storytelling, mood, lighting, & color
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Create key visual storytelling moments

Create key visual storytelling moments

THIS COURSE IS IN DEVELOPMENT

This course focuses on teaching students how to create beautiful and cinematic key frame illustrations in a production setting, utilizing Photoshop and Blender to create project assets efficiently for sequential images. During the course, students will learn how to generate initial sketches, and create a project outline prior to creating the illustrations. Students will learn workflows that integrate 3D tools into the illustration workflow, and create 3D assets to efficiently work on multiple scenes. By the end of the course, students should have a series of finished, cinematic illustrations that demonstrate strong visual storytelling and familiarity with industry-standard techniques.

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Registration Period
Jan 31, 2024 - Apr 22, 2024
Course Start
Apr 17, 2024

Course Format

Standard

Skills Level

Intermediate to Advanced

Duration

8 weeks

Q&A

Once a week

Feedback

Individually recorded

Lecture Type

Pre-recorded
Assignment
Due each week. Expect to spend 8-10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, Q&A, and time on assignments.
PREREQUISITES
Intermediate experience of photoshop - basics of using Blender, being able to navigate in the software.
MATERIALS
Photoshop and Blender (or 3D equivalent)

The more you know, the better.

Analyzing Film Stills | Studying the Use of Light and Composition
Understanding the different types of: Lens, Lighting, Color and Mood

How to begin a project by reference gathering | Creating a mood board and planning the assets needed for making the images

How to approach early ideation sketches | Photobashing techniques

Mood and lighting, learning how to identify key references to utilize for your sketches | Creating a color beat board, to set the mood for your overall project | Color adjustments and how to modify photo assets
Commercial vs Personal work, industry standards | Creating your own assets | Finding 3D assets and learn to use Blender Asset Library | Setting up the 3D Scene | Block out lighting
Texture and using materials in blender | Lighting your Scene | Art Directing and critiquing your own work
Painting over 3D renders | 3D as the base and how to take to a finish | Integrating photoshop to push your 3D renders
Final Notes | What to expect in the industry | Importance of adaptability

Unleash your creative potential

Environment Concept Artist
LECTURES BY Dominic Jaro
Course Start: Apr 17, 2024
Dominic Jaro is an Environment Concept Artist at Turtle Rock Studios. Most notably he has worked on AAA titles such as Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Back4Blood. Dominic specializes in the Video Game Industry, but also has experience in Illustration, Background Paintings for Animation, Graphic Design, Marketing Art, Arch Viz and commercial work with brands such as Verizon and Hasbro.

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Concept Art
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Concept Art

PRICING SCHEDULE

Even though our courses are the most affordable for the quality of education, these finance options allow you to focus on your goals instead of the barriers that keep you from reaching them.

3x Payments

$233

2x Payments

$349.50

Full payment

$699

Spring TERM REGISTRATION Now Open
Jan 31, 2024 - Apr 22, 2024
COURSE BEGINS on Apr 17, 2024
Key Frame Illustration for Production

What makes this learning experience unique?

PERSONALIZED FEEDBACK

Receive personalized feedback on all assignments from the industry’s top professionals.

LIFETIME ACCESS

Enjoy lifetime access to the spectrum of course content, including lectures, live Q&As, and feedback sessions.

CERTIFICATION

Show off your Certification of Completion when you turn in 80% of course assignments.

FLEXIBLE LEARNING

Learn anywhere, anytime, and at your own pace with flexible, online course scheduling.

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