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ED2

Environment Design 2

An 8-week course focused on creating stronger environment paintings based on a narrative of the student's choice

Course overview Course overview

Course Overview

Tell a story through world building

This class is an extension of the Environment Design 1 class. The goal here is to go more into the intricacies of environment painting and design specifically for the video game and feature film genres. A longer-term project will include design tasks as exteriors, interiors, establishing shots, and design call outs.

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Course Format:   Standard
Lecture Type:   Pre-recorded
Feedback:   Individual recordings
Duration:   8 weeks
Assignment:   Due each week. Expect to spend 8-10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and time on assignments.
Q&A:   Once a week
Materials:   Photoshop (any), Wacom tablet or equivalent
Skills level:   Advanced
Prerequisites:   Environment Design 1, Perspective, Environment Sketching for Production

Environment design WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

What you'll learn

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Basic composition, value, and color theory for environments
Students pick their own project and story that they will cover for 8 weeks
Black and white thumbnail sketches for exterior using different lighting and camera angle based on reference
Continuation with previous thumbnails, do various different shots with colors and different lighting situation (dawn, afternoon, night, golden hour)
Final image of wide / establishing shots
Final image of an exterior shot: medium or close up angle exterior
Ideation sketches for interior shot + prop of vehicle design | Prop should be included in the scene of interior layout
Final image of interior shot + prop call-out
Instructor

Taking your skills to the next level

Lectures by Gilles Beloeil

Gilles has been a Senior Concept Artist at Ubisoft Montreal since 2007. He has spent most of his time working on the Assassin's Creed games since 2008. Gilles also has work published in books such as "Digital Art Masters" (vol.7, 8, 9) and is a co-author of the book "Art Fundamentals" (3D Total).

May 14th - July 23rd

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$699

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July 21st!

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Employer Reimbursement

Animation Guild CSATTF

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Companies that hire our students

  • Naughty Dog
  • Luma Pictures
  • Google
  • EA Games
  • DreamWorks Animation
  • Blizzard Entertainment

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