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Environment Sketching for Production

An 8-week course focused on creating visual themes for use in a production pipeline

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Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Photoshop (any), Wacom tablet (or equivalent)
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
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Fundamentals of Architecture Design and Environment Sketching
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Photoshop (any), Wacom tablet (or equivalent)
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
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Fundamentals of Architecture Design and Environment Sketching
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Photoshop (any), Wacom tablet (or equivalent)
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
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Fundamentals of Architecture Design and Environment Sketching
COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
EXPAND ALL COLLAPSE ALL

The more you know, the better.

Week 1 | Visual Development and Design Evolution

Understanding what a vis dev artist does and what they are | Understanding the production pipeline for animated films | Introduction to class with design elements, principles and how they create a proper composition

Week 2 | Master Studies of Cinematography

Designing compositions | Master studies of cinematography | How to stage scenes and learn new drawing techniques for story moments

Week 3 | Storytelling in Art

Creating visual development vs. fine art/illustrative pieces | Adding character to your environments, understanding shape language, taking a realistic thumbnail and transforming it into a style

Week 4 | Architecture Studies

Understanding motifs between different eras and culture | Organic settings vs. man made elements and how to tie them into your story moment

Week 5 | Art Direction & Style

Drawing stylized organic settings | Understanding perspective in natural elements | Detail vs. realistic rendering in thumbnails

Week 6 | Lighting

Understanding light logic such as highlights, reflections, cast shadows, core shadows | Explore film studies

Week 7 | Mood and Fleshing Out Environment

Setting up an appropriate mood in an environment | Choosing and staging lighting placement to compliment characters | Rendering and editing details

Week 8 | Complete the Final Project

Tying everything together | Finalizing line drawings and doing final tone painting with digital painting techniques

Environment Sketching for Production
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Instructor

Igniting your imagination

Patrick is an Illustrator, 2D Layout and Visual Development Artist who has worked for clients such as Disney, Titmouse, Obsidian and more! He currently works at FireForge Games as a Concept Artist on an upcoming online game.

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STUDENT INTERVIEWS
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The Golden Bird: Building up the Magic of a Story Through Environment Design
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Designing Dracula's Crypt: Finding a New Way to Tell an Old Story
The Chase: The Process of Redesigning a Story Moment
The Chase: The Process of Redesigning a Story Moment
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SUMMER TERM REGISTRATION
Apr 29, 2021 - Jul 19, 2021
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$699
COURSE BEGINS
July 15th

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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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Environment Sketching for Production
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SUMMER TERM REGISTRATION
Apr 29, 2021 - Jul 19, 2021
ONLY
$699
COURSE BEGINS
July 15th
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