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Create key storytelling moments for film
The goal of this course is to create good-looking and interesting cinematic illustrations. We will be focusing on composition, mood, lighting, and color. Assignments and topics covered will gear towards creating illustrated key frames that help tell a story moment for cinema. We will constantly be observing and studying film composition. The point is to surrender to what drives your imagination and inspires strong emotion. We want to express our ideas in an honest and intelligent way. This course will teach these four elements specifically: 1) composition, 2) mood, 3) storytelling, and 4) lighting & color. Each element will involve covering these four ideas: 1) graphic shape abstraction in black & white and color, 2) film analysis and gathering reference, 3) understanding how to break down a cinematic shot and why, and 4) sequential frames. This learning process is a matter of repetition; it is to gradually build and solidify your own personal artistic sensibilities for mood and composition.
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Lectures by Alexander Mandradjiev
Alexander Mandradjiev has been working over fourteen years for the motion picture industry as a cinematic illustrator. Alexander has worked with directors and production designers on titles like: Black Swan, Lincoln, The Dark Tower, Edge of Tomorrow, Rise of The Planet of the Apes, Empire V, Electric Dreams (TV Series), X-Men: First Class, Snowpiercer (TV Series), Doctor Strange, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and many more. Alexander is a IATSE Local 800 ADG member working in Los Angeles.
August 6th - October 22nd
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