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Visual Development & Storyboard

Visual Development for Animation

VD1

Monday 7:00pm - 10:00pm (PST)
10 - Weeks Course

Visual Development for Animation

In this class, you will learn:
- Shape Language and how to apply it in your designs.
- Focal Points, Sphere of Influence, Straight vs Curve
- Thumbnail Sketches to Detailed Roughs
- Iteration in Design
- Exploration, Research & Visualizing Character Back Story
- Extrude 3/4 View from Flat Elevation
- Stylized Design with Realistic Detail Instructor: Frederick Gardner, Visual Development Artist & Instructor

What you'll learn

Project oriented designReal-world art department experienceCharacter, prop, & environment explorationProject ThemingDesign RefinementStudio Expectations & Professionalism
Course Info

Opens

Mon July 15 2024

Start

Tue Sep 17 2024

Term
fall
Format
Live (Recorded)
Location
Online Course
Time
Monday 7:00pm - 10:00pm (PST)
Duration
10 - Weeks Course
Price
$750.00
Suggested Materials

Traditional Pencil, Eraser, Paper, Scanner for Drawings (or Smart Phone), Photoshop CC, Stylus or Cintiq

Requirements

Computer with Photoshop and high speed internet. Mic (highly recommended) and camera (optional)

Prerequisite
Previous Knowledge of Perspective, Basic Drawing and Photoshop Skills.
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Meet Your Instructor
3-Time Emmy Award winning designer, Frederick Gardner, was born and raised in Southern California. His career in film began in 1989 when he was approached by the Publicity Dept. of Warner Bros to help design the publicity campaign of Tim Burton's Batman. He attended film school at UCLA and Art Center before finding his calling in animation at CalArts.
His artistic influences range from medieval artist, Hieronymus Bosch to modern painters like Eyvind Earle and Maurice Noble. After a year in attendance at CalArts, he was recruited by the producers of The Simpsons in 1990, to animate on the first few seasons and the main title.
A preference for design led to his success at Warner Bros Animation on such shows as Animaniacs, Tiny Toons, Space Jam, The Iron Giant and classic shorts with Bugs & Daffy. His work also includes The Tick, Duck Dodgers, Johnny Quest, Toonsylvania, Hercules, Samurai Jack and Big Guy and Rusty.
Prof. Frederick Gardner has worked for the following studios: MGM, Hanna-Barbera, Walt Disney Animation, Pixar, DreamWorks, Jim Henson Studios, Sony, Klasky Csupo, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Warner Bros, Netflix, Laika, Cartoon Saloon (Ireland) and Reel Fx.
He currently teaches and works as a VIsDev Artist for several studios and his work can be seen at https://www.indigobluepencil.com/

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