This course focuses on teaching students how to create beautiful and cinematic key frame illustrations. Using a mix of rendering techniques, we will tackle important elements of creating key frames such as composition, color, mood, and lighting. The course will be composed of two parts: first, we will study the fundamentals behind cinematic images in order to get familiar with those structures and languages. In the second part, students will tackle a small project where the goal is to create a set of key frames using the knowledge learned in the past weeks. This course will help students’ work to develop a more cinematic feeling, as well as improve their workflow using industry-standard techniques.
Note: 3D rendering techniques will be incorporated into the rendering workflow; students may opt to do the assignments using only 2D techniques, but use of 3D is recommended. Furthermore, students will have access to resources such as 3D assets in order to complete certain aspects of the assignments if needed. Prospective students are welcome to submit portfolios or samples of work for skill level assessment to [email protected].
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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Ricardo is very knowledgeable and a great artist. He inspires to grow and learn new techniques and addresses issues artists face (Perfection vs. Efficiency)in the industry which is very important.
Ricardo is an amazing teacher and I would recommend this course to anyone that is interested on breaking into the movie industry. I enjoyed it a lot!
Ricardo is one of the few rare brilliant professional instructors who has such an excellent eye and gives so much to you. His critiques are always on point and he is also tremendously kind and so humble.
[The course] rekindled my interest in painting again, while motivating me to push my finish piece further. It’s great to be able to converse with industrial professionals and gain info that can only be answered by them.
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