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Costume Concept Design

An 8-week course focused on the design and development process of costumes for entertainment

Course Categories
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Photoshop and 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:
Anatomy of Clothing and Analytical Figure Drawing
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Photoshop and 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:
Anatomy of Clothing and Analytical Figure Drawing
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Photoshop and 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:
Anatomy of Clothing and Analytical Figure Drawing
COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
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The more you know, the better.

Week 1 | Introduction / What is Costume Design?

Let’s get to know each other! Introduction / background | What makes a character tick? | Initial breakdown of a character: who are they and how does that relate to what they wear? | Outline how to create a proper character mood board | Thumbnail demo

Week 2 | The Initial Spark: Taking a Character from Text to Sketch

Fleshing out rough thumbnails into full character sketches / ideas | What is the script by which these characters exist? | Pose Demo | Layout sketch demo

Week 3 | Put on an "Actor's" Face

Picking an actor and that perfect “something” | Character Face / Head study demo

Week 4 | Shades of Gray...Scale

Greayscale lecture: explain the process, show black and white films that focus on costume without color | Grayscale rendering demo | Demo on Creating proper texture and material mood boards | Optional: students can create a third character or another look for the characters they have already made.

Week 5 | Storytelling Through Costume Design

Adding another character using learned techniques | Discussion about fashion details (seams, construction, etc.) | Discussion on types of fabrics | Break down tripbes and differences between them | Same character, different looks

Week 6 | Applying and Thinking about Color

Color and materials pas on all characters | Laying out a color chart | creating base assets for your character using Daz | Basic color: first 3-6 iterations

Week 7 | Texture on the Brain

Lecture on detailed callouts: fully explain all aspects of costume | Demo on callouts | Behind the scenes: Making a costume come to life | Lecture about props and accessories

Week 8 | From Sketch to Screen, Preparing for Final Critique (The Sell)

Our characters at this point are very close to being complete | Demo on adding simple backgrounds to characters | Show examples of how to layout characters for final presentation

Costume Concept Design
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Instructor

Unleashing your creativity

Phillip has been working as a Costume Concept Artist/ Production Designer for film, music video and television for the past 11-years. Within the last few years, he has illustrated for a multitude of blockbuster hits including Marvel’s Black Panther, A Wrinkle in Time, Captain America, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Avengers Infinity War, Thor, Man of Steel, Inception, Star Trek 2 & 3, The Justice League, Marvel’s Agents of Shield, The Greatest Showman, and most recently, the upcoming Jungle Cruise starring Dwayne Johnson. He has also Production Designed several music videos for artists such as Ariana Grande, The Black Keys, Panic at the Disco, Tiesto feat. Busta Rhymes, Travie McCoy, Fefe Dobson, Hot Chelle Rae, Saint Motel and the UK band The Blackout. Phillip currently lives in Valencia, CA with his lovely wife Jessica, daughter Alina (jellybean!), a cat named Frida Khalo and a miniature Aussie named Cherry.

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COURSE BEGINS
July 10th

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Emma Baumann

Phil was an absolutely phenomenal teacher. He was very engaging in our Q&A sessions, and really went the extra mile to help us. I got a lot of valuable feedback from him, and would love to learn more from him in the future.

Natalie Sega

Absolutely fantastic. Phil always spent enough time talking to everyone about their work and teaching a few new techniques. Also always very positive and encouraging.

Ibrahim Khan

This course showed me other techniques in referencing, photo manipulation and reference painting to achieve a more efficient workflow.

Louis Lasarte

This class helped a lot which my skills.

Allison Loftus

This class helped me to find new ways to think about designing costumes.

Taylor Gordon

The course’s instruction helped improve my digital realistic painting skill with new techniques to apply to my work style, and forced me to think complex strategies about how to create original designs suitable for film & television.

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

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SUMMER TERM REGISTRATION
May 3, 2021 - Jul 19, 2021
ONLY
$699
COURSE BEGINS
July 10th
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