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OUR CLASSES ARE PRIMARILY DESIGNED FOR COLLEGE LEVEL STUDENTS, RECENT GRADUATES AND PROFESSIONALS SEEKING ADDITIONAL TRAINING

 

STUDENTS WITH LESS EXPERIENCE OR THOSE WHO PREFER PRIVATE INSTRUCTION MAY WISH TO APPLY FOR PERSONAL MENTORING SESSIONS

FALL 2021 SEMINAR
OCTOBER 2 - DECEMBER 23
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2021

PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
MORGHAN GILL

SATURDAY OCT 2, OCT 9, OCT 16, OCT 23 12PM-2PM PST
TUITION: $50 FOR ALL FOUR SESSIONS

This series of four seminars covers the business aspects of being a professional artist! Whether you intend to work as a freelancer or full time in a studio, you need to know how to put together a successful resume, a compelling portfolio, deal with contracts, networking and marketing yourself.

 

Instructor Morghan Gill has extensive experience working for studios such as Fox, Hasbro's Allspark Studios,

Warner Bros., BentoBox and more as a Character Designer and has taught both Character Design and Professional Studies

at the college level.

 

No prior experience or portfolio is required. Sessions will feature presentations and Q&A. Class size is limited to 50 participants. As this is a much larger group than our regular class sizes, individual portfolio reviews cannot be offered. However, those wishing a one-on-one portfolio review with Morghan may schedule a Personal Mentoring session with her at the conclusion of the seminar (see bottom of the page for personal mentoring information.)

 

Weekly Breakdown

 

Oct 2 - Business cards, resumes, and cover letters

Oct 9 - Portfolios, continues education, getting your work seen

Oct 16 - Full time vs contract vs freelance, contracts, finding your rate

Oct 23 - Internships, job hunting, and networking

FALL 2021 COURSES
SEPTEMBER 13 - DECEMBER 11
ENROLLMENT DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2021

VISUAL DEVELOPMENT
BRETT MITCHELL

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY 6PM-8PM PST
TUITION: $1300 FOR 12 WEEKS

An overview of Professional/Studio pipelines into the process of Ideating and Concepting characters, worlds and everything which inhabits them. What will be covered:

 

World Building

Character and Creature Design with an emphasis on anatomy construction and costumes

Prop Design 

Key Art

Character/Prop sheets and Turnarounds 

 

Couse will include lectures, demos and paint overs of student work

Acceptance is by review of a portfolio. Please see our resources page for more information and necessary supplies.

INTRODUCTION TO STORYBOARDING
JOHN PEREZ

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY 6PM-8PM PST
TUITION: $1300 FOR 12 WEEKS

This is an introductory course to storytelling principles and the elements of film language. Classes will be conducted on Zoom and consist of lectures, demonstrations and critique sessions. Additional resources and feedback outside of class times will be provided via Discord.

The class covers the relationship between character and story, establishing empathy/enmity, the role of conflict and how to communicate emotion and personality in a visual medium. The emphasis is on the understanding of common elements of all stories and using them to hook an audience, keep viewers involved and satisfy them with a credible and emotion effective ending.

Students may work traditionally or digitally and will learn to analyze shorts and films, conceptualize ideas, write in screenplay format, pitch their work, translate ideas into visuals and assemble the final version into story reels/animatics.

Acceptance is by review of a portfolio. Please see our resources page for more information and necessary supplies.

FALL 2021 PERSONAL MENTORING
SEPTMEBER 13 - DECEMBER 11

PERSONAL MENTORING
 
ANIMATION: DAVE KUHN
ILLUSTRATION, CHARACTER DESIGN, PRE-COLLEGE PORTFOLIO: LARISSA MARANTZ
CHARACTER DESIGN: MORGHAN GILL

 
HOURS: SCHEDULED INDIVIDUALLY
TUITION: $150/PER HOUR

We also offer personal mentoring on an hourly basis for artists who feel their skill level doesn't match an existing class, students who prefer private tutoring or working professionals whose schedules conflict with regular class hours.

Your instructor will create a custom study plan and appropriate lectures and demonstrations. With their guidance, you will select projects based on your personal objectives and skill level. Most students find an hour a week is sufficient.

Acceptance is by review of a portfolio. Please see our resources page for more information and necessary supplies.