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Key Frame Illustration for Production

An 8-week course where students will learn about the essential elements of what goes into a cinematic illustration: composition, storytelling, mood, lighting, & color

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Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Photoshop, any 3D software, any 3D render software. Instructor will cover: Modo, 3D-Coat, ZBrush, OctaneRender, and DAZ.
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 to Advanced
Feedback:
Individually recorded
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
A good understanding of human figure drawing, landscape painting, and perspective. Basic Knowledge of 3D software is strongly recommended but not required. Course Recommendations: Environment Concept Design
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Photoshop, any 3D software, any 3D render software. Instructor will cover: Modo, 3D-Coat, ZBrush, OctaneRender, and DAZ.
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 to Advanced
Feedback:
Individually recorded
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
A good understanding of human figure drawing, landscape painting, and perspective. Basic Knowledge of 3D software is strongly recommended but not required. Course Recommendations: Environment Concept Design
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Photoshop, any 3D software, any 3D render software. Instructor will cover: Modo, 3D-Coat, ZBrush, OctaneRender, and DAZ.
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 to Advanced
Feedback:
Individually recorded
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
A good understanding of human figure drawing, landscape painting, and perspective. Basic Knowledge of 3D software is strongly recommended but not required. Course Recommendations: Environment Concept Design
COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
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The more you know, the better.

Week 1 | Fundamentals of Cinematography: Part I

What is a keyframe? | What makes a good image? | Contrast and Values | Different camera position/angles | Simplification

Week 2 | Fundamentals of Cinematography: Part II

Types of lenses and their effects | Cinematic lighting | Color and mood | Abstraction and rhythms

Week 3 | Key Frame Project: Part I — Ideation

Project briefing | How to start | Reference / Mood board | Rough sketch and ideation | Storytelling

Week 4 | Key Frame Project: Part II — Mood

Using your mood/reference board | Pushing your rough sketches | Adding color and light | Efficiency vs Perfection | Presenting to client

Week 5 | Key Frame Project: Part III — Building your scene

Industry standards | 3D vs 2D | Creating your own assets | Setting up your scene | Camera position | Using 2D perspective grids to sketch | B/W block-out

Week 6 | Key Frame Project: Part IV — Lighting

Lighting your scene | Textures and details | Art direct your own work | Focal point, Composition and Contrast | Photobashing

Week 7 | Key Frame Project: Part V — Painting

Painting over your renders | 3D as a starting point not an end result | Being bold | Using all your resources | Refining and enhancing your images

Week 8 | Key Frame Project: Part VI — Ending

Final notes | Talking about this Industry | What’s important | Enjoying the ride

Key Frame Illustration for Production
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Instructor

Unleash your creative potential

Ricardo Lima is a concept artist and illustrator working for the entertainment industry. He graduated in Drawing by the Academy of Fine Arts in Lisbon, and later went to Singapore were he studied at Feng Zhu School of Design. After finishing his studies, Ricardo went back to Portugal and started freelancing. Most recently he worked with Eidos Montreal for the title "Shadow of the Tomb Raider" and he is now part of One Pixel Brush team.

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Ricardo is very knowledgeable and a great artist. He inspires to grow and learn new techniques and addresses issues artists face (Perfection vs. Efficiency)in the industry which is very important.

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Ricardo is an amazing teacher and I would recommend this course to anyone that is interested on breaking into the movie industry. I enjoyed it a lot!

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Ricardo is one of the few rare brilliant professional instructors who has such an excellent eye and gives so much to you. His critiques are always on point and he is also tremendously kind and so humble.

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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.

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Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.

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Key Frame Illustration for Production
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