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Develop foundational skills for world building
Whether for film, video games, or digital feature animation, this class will focus on what it takes to create a compelling environment from the ground up. We explore fundamentals such as perspective, drawing, storytelling, painting, creating atmosphere, establishing lighting, and how we can combine all these different elements for a full scene. By the end of this class, students will have the process and structure to give them the confidence they need to create more solid environments.
Environment design WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
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Lectures by Kalen Chock
Kalen Chock is a Visual Development Artist currently living in the Bay Area. He has always had a strong passion for art and enjoys any means of creative expression. Kalen's client list include: Industrial Light and Magic , Autodesk, Ember Lab, Fantasy Flight, and Virtual Toys in Madrid. Currently Kalen is working on his own tactical RPG with Coda Games that will be released on Steam and PS4. When he is not working he enjoys all things active including: soccer , basketball , and dancing..
Fundamentals of Environment Design Student gallery
May 14th - July 23rd
fall TERM Registration
David Fortin / Spring 2017
Kalen is an excellent teacher.
Genevieve Franco / Winter 2017
Kalen was as really friendly and encouraging; had great suggestions for help in directions that need more work.
Sravan Ncs / Winter 2017
He is awesome on so many levels.
Daniel Mallada / Winter 2017
Kalen is one of the best intructors I had in my whole life. He is always encouraging people to work hard and explore new stuff. His classes are very well conducted and also has great humor. Definitely a very great experience.
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