Course overview Course overview
Taught by veteran Pixar Art Director Anthony Christov, the work developed in this course will be essential to students' portfolios. The course will begin with students choosing a short story / personal project to develop, then breaking it down into a personalized schedule via a film-industry-standard "visual planning sheet." This master plan will help students manage the term's course project—the design and development of both sets / locations and characters in service of the larger story. Students will finalize these designs and learn how to use Model Packets to present their work which will lead to a cohesive body of work by the end of the course based on student goals. Learning the role of art direction as a visual storytelling element of film-making is a crucial aspect to the successful development of a film that connects with audiences worldwide.
Visual Development and Art Direction Mentorship WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
The more you know, the better.
Real heroes don't wear capes, they teach
Anthony Christov has been an industry professional for over 30 years. Starting at Disney on "Rescuers Down Under", working on various projects through the 1990s, his career culminated with art directing for Pixar for the last 18 years. Anthony has art directing credits on films like "Finding Nemo", "Wall-E", and "Incredibles II," as well as countless legacy shorts and roles on many of the well-known Pixar hits. Through the years, he has witnessed the industry change and evolve with technology, and as such he brings invaluable experience and perspective to the students at CGMA.
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Feb 10, 2020 - Apr 29, 2020
It was a lot of fun. The live sessions were the most useful part to me in the course and I always looked forward to them.
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Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industries 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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