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Use color and light to convey mood & story
The Art of Color and Light is an exploration in the properties of color and light under a variety of conditions. This is an essential stage in concept art that develops mood and communicates the narrative of the story by means of visual cues. (Course outline for each instructor may be different; for specific outline information, please select the instructor and click on "Request Syllabus" below.)
The Art Of Color And Light WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
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Chris Brock is an art director at DreamWorks Animation and is currently working on "Boss Baby 2". Prior to that he worked as a visual development artist on "Abominable”. Since 2006, Chris has been instrumental in the design and look of many of DreamWorks films such as Kung Fu Panda films 1,2 and 3, Boss Baby, Monsters Vs. Aliens, and Flushed Away. Prior to that Chris worked as a Background Painter on many other projects at Warner Brothers, Cartoon Network, DreamWorks and Disneytoon Studios including, "The Iron Giant", "Samurai Jack", "The Road to El Dorado and "Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas". Chris studied Illustration at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.
Lip Comarella was born and raised in the heart of the Alps, in the far north of Italy. Now he is based in Los Angeles, United States where he works for Netflix Animation. Lip is a multiple award-winning visual development artist and animation director. He has been working with Simon Griesser for almost 10 years and together they founded the interdisciplinary storytelling studio Salon Alpin. With Simon they form a directing duo for Passion Animation UK. Lip is focused on emotional storytelling and on the principles of simple and clear communication. In recent years, his projects have won awards such as the Annie Award, multiple the Apple Design Award, Cannes Gold Lions and Red Dot Awards.
Matt Sanz is a Visual Development Artist for Games and Animation! He's have worked for several companies large and small and understands the pipelines and workflows of a variety of studio environments, working for companies such as IGG, Terrible Posture, The Gate Films, Amazon Games, Pencilmation and many more! He has also been a Art Consultant for several companies. Currently he is working as a Lead Visual development artist for a unannounced project. Matt absolutely adores his job and the industry and have met some of his best friends doing what he loves.
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Winter TERM Registration
Oct 26, 2020 - Feb 1, 2021
AMAZING instructor. Amazing class. After two years at some art college, he taught me more than I ever would have in the other college. You guys honestly have a keeper here. Best instructor for color and light I've had. He knows his stuff!
Chris Brock has been an outstanding teacher, providing great feedback and always answering emails or forum threads with helpful information.
It really opened my eyes to how cool and warm light interact. The final week had excellent advice on how to continue studying. Overall, this was an excellent class that was worth every penny.
The course forced me to do studies, which helped in every way! I also learned a lot about color theory!
A deeper understanding for the physics of light and colour and increased perception of nuances of colour and image design
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Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industries 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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