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Featured Brainstorm School Online Workshops

Sun Jul 28 2024 @ 7:00pm - 11:00pm (PST)

Advanced Environment Techniques In 3d With Oliver Beck

Advanced Environment Techniques in 3D with Oliver Beck In this workshop, we will learn how to fast track our design process in 3D. Oliver will walk you through his workflow| starting with a simple sketch to creating a detailed architecture design, using a variety of tools in Blender. We will than delve into building out a full environment shot with our new design and touch on some world building as well. Oliver Beck is a concept artist based in Dubai. He has worked as a freelancer for the past four years for a variety of clients in games, movies and themed entertainment. Some of his clients include NEOM, The Mill, DNEG, NBC Universal, Nickelodeon and Terraform. He has been a teacher at Brainstorm for over two years. You don't want to miss this workshop; please register early to ensure your space.

Sat Aug 03 2024 @ 10:00am - 2:00pm PST

Special Effects Drawing and Animation with Spencer Wan

In this workshop, Spencer will focus on how to construct your special effects to make them more dynamic and easier to understand. He will also demonstrate his process for animating lightning, fire, water, smoke, and debris. He will also break down how he animated his most well known work, the opening credits for Netflix’s Castlevania.
For this workshop, it is recommended that you have an understanding of the 12 basic principles of animation, but it isn’t strictly necessary.
Spencer Wan's Bio- Spencer Wan is a traditional animator who is known for his work on Castlevania (2017); The Owl House (2020); and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023). Wan is also the founder and director of Studio Grackle, the studio responsible for animating the trailer for the video game Hades (2018) by Supergiant Games.

Sat Oct 05 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)

The Art of World-Building

In this workshop we will cover the full design process of creating a unique world, starting with design iterations, sketches, and then using a variety of 2D/3D tools such as Photoshop, Blender, and 3DCoat. We will delve into the art of world-building, drawing inspiration from various sources such as history, culture, and nature to design unique and captivating environments. Mikael Javaid-Camua is a Concept Artist and Visual Development artist working in games, animation, and film. He has worked on IP's such as the Call of Duty series, Jurassic World, Watchmen, Apex Legends and has worked with clients such as Activision, Netflix, Dreamworks, Warner Bros. and Meta.

If you wish to pursue a career in gaming and concept, these workshops, when combined with practice, can prepare you for our courses.

Welcome to Brainstorm School's Workshops, designed for aspiring artists and designers seeking to elevate their skills in visual storytelling, concept art workshops, and design. Our workshops are precisely designed to provide attendees with glimpse into the entertainment design industry , experienced advice, and exposure to current design techniques—all of which are essential for perfecting your skills and advancing your career in the entertainment industry.

Our instructors are industry professionals with years of experience working for top entertainment companies. They bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world insights to the workshops, providing you with practical advice.

Learn from the best and gain valuable insight that will help you grow as an artist.

What You'll Learn

Fundamentals of Concept Art and Design

Our workshop begins with a solid foundation in the basics of concept art and design. You will learn key principles such as composition, color theory, perspective, and lighting. These elements are crucial for creating visually compelling and believable artwork. Our experienced instructors will guide you through various techniques and methodologies, ensuring that you develop a strong understanding of these core concepts.

Character and Environment Design

Dive deep into the world of character and environment design, where creativity meets practicality. You will explore the process of developing unique characters and immersive environments that tell a story and captivate audiences. Learn how to create detailed character designs that reflect personality and backstory, as well as environments that enhance the narrative and mood of your projects.

Advanced Digital Painting Techniques

Take your digital painting skills to the next level with advanced techniques and tools. Our workshop covers everything from brushwork and texture creation to lighting effects and color grading. You will gain proficiency in industry-standard software, enabling you to produce high-quality digital artwork efficiently and effectively.

Visual Storytelling and Narrative Art

Storytelling is at the heart of great art. Our workshops emphasize the importance of visual storytelling and narrative art. Learn how to convey emotions, actions, and stories through your artwork. You will explore different storytelling techniques, including sequential art and storyboarding, which are essential for creating compelling visual narratives.

Special Effects Drawing and Animation workshops

Unlock your creative potential with Brainstorm School's Special Effects Drawing and Animation workshops. Designed for aspiring artists and animators, these workshops offer hands-on experience in creating dynamic visual effects and engaging animations. Learn industry-standard techniques for drawing stunning effects, from explosions to magical spells, and master animation principles to bring your creations to life. Guided by experienced professionals, you'll develop a strong foundation in both traditional and digital mediums, enhancing your skills and portfolio. Join us at Brainstorm School and take the first step towards a rewarding career in special effects and animation.

Enroll in Brainstorm School's workshops today and start designing the future. Our workshops are open to artists of all levels. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from industry experts, enhance your skills, and connect with a supportive community. Our curriculum is thoughtfully designed to cover all aspects of concept art and design. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist looking to refine your skills, our workshop offers something for everyone. From foundational principles to advanced techniques, you will receive a well-rounded education that prepares you for a successful career.

Join us at Brainstorm School and unlock your creative potential. Our workshops are the perfect place to start your journey towards becoming a professional artist and designer. We look forward to seeing you in the workshops and helping you achieve your artistic goals. For more information and to register, visit our enrollment page.

FAQ's

Concept Art for Games and Film is the process of visualizing and designing characters, environments, props, and scenes to bring creative ideas to life. It serves as a blueprint for the final production, guiding the artistic direction and ensuring a cohesive and compelling visual narrative. At Brainstorm School, our courses teach you the skills and techniques needed to excel in this dynamic field, preparing you for a career in the entertainment industry or enhancing your portfolio.
A concept artist is not just an artist, they're a storyteller. They understand the technical aspects of designing art for use in media and apply these techniques and fundamentals to bring a picture to life in different formats. Concept artists are the visionaries behind the art in games, films, and video game concepts. Concept artists turn ideas into visual masterpieces.
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