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Background and Layout for Animation

An 8-week course where students will learn the principals and production skills of an animation background designer

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Course Format:
Live
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Photoshop and tablet
Lecture Type:
Live
Assignment:
Due each week
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Live (pending enrollment)
Q&A:
Live
Prerequisites:
Perspective, Dynamic Sketching 2; OR good drawing foundation & strong knowledge of perspective
Course Format:
Live
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Photoshop and tablet
Lecture Type:
Live
Assignment:
Due each week
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Live (pending enrollment)
Q&A:
Live
Prerequisites:
Perspective, Dynamic Sketching 2; OR good drawing foundation & strong knowledge of perspective
Course Format:
Live
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Photoshop and tablet
Lecture Type:
Live
Assignment:
Due each week
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Live (pending enrollment)
Q&A:
Live
Prerequisites:
Perspective, Dynamic Sketching 2; OR good drawing foundation & strong knowledge of perspective
COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
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The more you know, the better.

Week 1 | Composition

Thumbnails – Composition Bootcamp

Week 2 | Props - BG Elements

Wedging, Plant spheres, Leaf creation, Boxes, Barrels etc.

Week 3 | Main Focal Point/ BMS and BvS/ Populate Layouts

Designing a Main Focal point | BMS and BvS(how to populate Layouts fast) | Build a Layout around a Focal point.

Week 4 | Style/ Shape Language/ Proportion

Adapting to different styles

Week 5 | Thumbnailing to final

Blow up Chosen Thumbnail 1 – Exterior Layout

Week 6 | Final 1

Finalizing Layout(s)

Week 7 | Thumbnailing to final

Blow up Chosen thumbnail 2 – Interior

Week 8 | Final 2

Finalizing Layout(s) | Assembling Portfolio

Background and Layout for Animation
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Instructor

Prepare to meet your master.

Jon Hoekstra is a Matte Painter, Concept Artist, and Visual Development Artist who has worked for companies such as Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros, eclipse, and Walt Disney Imagineering. He has previously taught at Art Center College of Design, from which he received his BA in Illustration - Entertainment Arts in 2013.

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Abigail Whitnall

[This course] really gave me an insight to what the artist industry is actually looking for and taught me many techniques I’ll be able to use to further my craft.

Chadwick W

Incredibly helpful practice. Gave lots of tools, rules and tips for how to think about and approach composition. The lectures and feedback were jam packed with super valuable information. I improved a ton, had multiple “ah-ha” moments, and will continue to work with what I learned to go further.

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

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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.

Background and Layout for Animation
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FALL TERM REGISTRATION
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COURSE BEGINS
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