Taught by veteran Pixar Art Director Anthony Christov, the work developed in this course will be essential to students’ portfolios. The course will begin with students choosing a short story / personal project to develop, then breaking it down into a personalized schedule via a film-industry-standard “visual planning sheet.” This master plan will help students manage the term’s course project—the design and development of both sets / locations and characters in service of the larger story. Students will finalize these designs and learn how to use Model Packets to present their work which will lead to a cohesive body of work by the end of the course based on student goals. Learning the role of art direction as a visual storytelling element of film-making is a crucial aspect to the successful development of a film that connects with audiences worldwide.
Anthony Christov has been an industry professional for over 30 years. Starting at Disney on "Rescuers Down Under", working on various projects through the 1990s, his career culminated with art directing for Pixar for the last 18 years. Anthony has art directing credits on films like "Finding Nemo", "Wall-E", and "Incredibles II," as well as countless legacy shorts and roles on many of the well-known Pixar hits. Through the years, he has witnessed the industry change and evolve with technology, and as such he brings invaluable experience and perspective to the students at CGMA.
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It was a lot of fun. The live sessions were the most useful part to me in the course and I always looked forward to them.
There was lots of helpful information in every lecture that I feel I couldn’t have learned by myself. It was really inspiring and helpful to learn from a professional who worked in the industry.
It helped me also to see how to think in a wider scope when designing things; and, of course, the value of making maps for most of the things we design. I also appreciate the fact that everyone was encouraged to go at their own pace, and that there was a lot of creative freedom.
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