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Develop what makes a quality character.
This course will teach you basic as well as advanced techniques in character creation. Students will explore the essence of a character by developing their attitude, and digging deep into what makes them feel real and grounded. Visual storytelling is key in the video game and cinematic world, and students will learn how to portray all aspects of a character in their attire as well as the small details, such as pose, attitude, and flavor. Students will learn how to execute a powerful character from start to finish, with focus on details, lighting, communication, and clarity.
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The more you know, the better.
Real heroes don't wear capes they teach
Lectures by Marco Nelor
Marco Nelor is from a small town called Shreveport, Louisiana. After attending college for 2d studio art, he furthered his art education at the Massive Black Safehouse Atelier. Shortly after, he was recruited to Ensemble studios where he worked on his first video game, Halo Wars. Upon closure of Ensemble studios, he fled to Netherrealm studios, where he would work on his dream game, Mortal Kombat. During the weekends, Marco freelances for Magic the Gathering, creating card art, and is an avid foodie and gym goer.
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May 14th - July 23rd
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