Concepting with James Clyne

In this course James Clyne will teach you how to elevate your art and your approach to design.  An Art Director sits at the same table as the directors and is responsible for helping a director realize their vision.  You have to think fast. You have to be open.  You have to have a wide assortment of skills and resources.

In this nine week Live, Online course you will meet with James once a week via our online platform as well as in an exclusive Facebook group.  

James will do demonstrations, paint overs and lectures for each class to prepare you for what it takes to work with big personalities, take risks, and push your designs to the next level.

Curriculum

Below is the week by week curriculum that James will be covering in his course.

Week 01

-Introduction
-A little about myself
-A brief History of Concept Art in Feature Film
-Influences. Art, Architecture, Film, and everything in between
-Finding useful reference
-Demo
-Assignment 01- Visual Development for Storyline 01

Week 02

-Assignment 01- Visual Development for Storyline 01 REVIEW and NOTES
-How to create narrative with your composition
-Understanding a script
-A review of Reference
-Paint over
-Demo
-Assignment 02- Visual Development for Storyline 01

Week 03

-Assignment 02- Visual Development for Storyline 01 REVIEW and NOTES
-Building up good photo reference library
-Successfully integrating Modeling with Photoshop
-Paint over
-3D Modeling Demo
-Assignment 03- Visual Development for Storyline 01

Week 04

-Assignment 03- Visual Development for Storyline 01 REVIEW and NOTES
-Throwing a curve ball
-Working with big teams and On-set Production
-Paint over
-Demo
-Assignment 04- Visual Development for Storyline 02

Week 05

-Assignment 04- Visual Development for Storyline 02 REVIEW and NOTES
-Looking at great Cinematography. Collecting great Cinematography
-From designing a set to set construction
-Paint over
-Demo
-Assignment 05- Visual Development for Storyline 02

Week 06

-Assignment 05- Visual Development for Storyline 02 REVIEW and NOTES
-A look at the Masters
-Paint over
-Demo
-Assignment 06- Visual Development for Vehicle 01

Week 07

-Assignment 06- Visual Development for Vehicle 01 REVIEW and NOTES
-A little about Industrial Design in Film
-Putting it all together
-Paint over
-Demo
-Assignment 07- Visual Development for Final Frame

Week 08

-Assignment 07- Visual Development for Final Frame REVIEW and NOTES
-Using photo scrap
-Composition study
-Networking in the Film industry
-Paint over
-Demo
-Assignment 08- Final touches for Final Frame

Week 9

Demo in Laguna Beach

-Final REVIEW
-Paint over
-Interactive Q&A and Final Demo
-Portfolio review

FAQ

 

Q: How long are the sessions?

A: Two to three hours. Occasionally they run longer.

Q: How do I access the live sessions?

A: We use GoToMeeting. Once you register we'll post the live meeting URL to the course's page. You simply click that link when the course begins.

Q: What if I miss a meeting?

A: Everything is recorded and downloadable from the site.

Q: How long do I have access?

A: We believe in Life Time Access. You will have access to the content forever.

 

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