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IP Development for Production

A 10-week course guiding you through how to develop and pitch a compelling and visually cohesive world.

Course Categories
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
10 weeks
Materials:
Photoshop (for digital painting and concept work), Acrobat (for preparing the presentation). The use of other painting, modeling, sculpting and rendering softwares are optional during the course.
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 8-10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, Q&A, and time on assignments.
Skills Level:
Intermediate to Advanced
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Must have knowledge of character, creature and environment design basics. Working knowledge of Photoshop and Acrobat. Storyboarding, comic or storytelling experience is a plus.
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
10 weeks
Materials:
Photoshop (for digital painting and concept work), Acrobat (for preparing the presentation). The use of other painting, modeling, sculpting and rendering softwares are optional during the course.
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 8-10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, Q&A, and time on assignments.
Skills Level:
Intermediate to Advanced
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Must have knowledge of character, creature and environment design basics. Working knowledge of Photoshop and Acrobat. Storyboarding, comic or storytelling experience is a plus.
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
10 weeks
Materials:
Photoshop (for digital painting and concept work), Acrobat (for preparing the presentation). The use of other painting, modeling, sculpting and rendering softwares are optional during the course.
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 8-10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, Q&A, and time on assignments.
Skills Level:
Intermediate to Advanced
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Must have knowledge of character, creature and environment design basics. Working knowledge of Photoshop and Acrobat. Storyboarding, comic or storytelling experience is a plus.
COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
Course Trailer
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
EXPAND ALL COLLAPSE ALL

The more you know, the better.

Week 1 | References & Moodboards

Showing how to structure a story based on visual elements through a sample project | Collecting references effectively and putting together presentation moodboards

Week 2 | Character, Creature, & Costume - Part I

Thumbnail and silhouette development | Linework and color block-in

Week 3 | Character, Creature, & Costume - Part II

Character detailing with various techniques (painting, textures and photos) | Samples for alternative techniques (reference shooting, 3D: ZBrush, Poser, Free online tools) | Iconic poses and presentation

Week 4 | Prop & Asset Design

How to design unique, story specific props | Design oriented linework sketching for objects and props | Detailing for presentation

Week 5 | Story-Driven Environment Design - Part 1

Story map creation based on story | Mapping out main environments and camera placements | Composition thumbnails for main environments

Week 6 | Story Driven Environment Design - Part II

Choosing the best thumbnails for presentation | Color / lighting / mood variations to establish overall palette | Final painting with using additional photos and textures

Week 7 | Keyframe Development - Rough Boards

Rough storyboard of a key sequence

Week 8 | Keyframe Development - Key Story Beats

Selecting main story moments / story “beats” | Using already established designs to push the keyframes to the next level

Week 9 | Keyframe Development - Finalizing

Finalizing keyframes and getting into detailing | Creating a cohesive visual language through all artworks

Week 10 | Finalizing Artwork & Presentation

Preparing all concepts for presentation / fine tuning | Importance of color grading and post production of images | Pitch and presentation document guidelines, format and design

IP Development for Production
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Instructor

Prepare to meet your master.

Mark Molnar has been creating concepts and illustrations for 12+ years both as in-house artist and as a freelancer, working on projects like the multi-award winning Hellblade, Maze Runner, Planet of the Apes, Hercules, Splinter Cell: Backlist (cinematic), Godzilla and Riddick.
After living and working across three continents, he moved back to Hungary to help establish Pixoloid studios - a company specialising in pre-production of the entertainment industry. With his lead the studio has worked on more than 18 films and series including the Netflix original, Love, Death & Robots (The Secret War episode), the six times Emmy Nominated The Alienist series, the British Independent Film Award Nominee: Colette, the hollywood blockbuster Robin Hood and Nat Geo’s popular documentary sci-fi series Mars as well as various game trailers such as the recent trailer for Rainbow Six Siege.

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SUMMER TERM REGISTRATION
Apr 29, 2021 - Jul 19, 2021
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COURSE BEGINS
April 17th

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What makes this learning experience unique?
Personal Feedback

Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industry’s best artist.

1+ Year Access

Enjoy over 365 days of full course access. This includes all lectures, feedback, and Live Q&A recordings.

Certificate of Completion

Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.

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Learn anywhere, anytime, and at your own pace with our online courses.

IP Development for Production
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SUMMER TERM REGISTRATION
Apr 29, 2021 - Jul 19, 2021
ONLY
$799
COURSE BEGINS
April 17th
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