Whether for film, video games, or digital feature animation, this class will focus on what it takes to create a compelling environment from the ground up. We will explore fundamentals such as perspective, drawing, storytelling, painting, creating atmosphere, establishing lighting, and how we can combine all these different elements into a full scene. By the end of this class, students will have the process and structure to give them the confidence they need to create more solid environments.
Michael is currently working as a Matte Painter/Set Extension Artist at Walt Disney Animation Studio. Originally born and raised in Seattle, he moved to the greater Los Angeles area and began his career at DNEG LA. In the past few years he has worked as a concept artist/matte painter for numerous clients including, The Jim Henson Company, Silver Pictures, HBO, among others.
Max Frorer is a freelance Concept Designer working in Los Angeles. He loves exploring different artistic means of creative expression with his favorite areas of focus being environment and character design. Max has worked with companies such as Oculus Facebook, Google, Beyond Our Stars, Hasbro, and several other indie studios. He is currently working on two unannounced indie games as well as developing his own art book. When Max is not working he enjoys building custom computers, skiing and all you can eat KBBQ.
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Helped me gain confidence in just being able to tackle environments in the first place. Was really helpful!
Perspective and composition were a tremendous help, as well as simplifying complicated shapes to make them look believable.
It helped immensely with advancing my foundational techniques for creating environments. I am already implementing what I’ve learned in my work and ongoing studies.
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