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VISUAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES

ADDITIONAL

INFORMATION

GENERAL INFO, CAREER PROSPECTS AND REQUIREMENTS

DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC STUDIES

Director of Academic Studies, teacher - Art director and Production designer - PIXAR Studios

Anthony Christov is an internationally renowned art director and production designer for the award-winning Pixar Animation Studios...

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

CANDIDATES

This program is aimed for individuals who are:

  • Addicted to drawing and designing, but have not received professional training

  • Looking to become concept designers in the video game and film industry

  • Professionals looking to further their skills

  • Artists and illustrators looking to get in the entertainment design industry

  • Interested in a fast and focused program

  • Looking for an elite level of education that’s rarely offered in Europe

THE IDEA FACTOR

  • Courses taught by experienced industry experts, including Anthony Christov (Director of academic Studies)

  • Every instructor is hand-picked by Anthony Christov to ensure that his teaching techniques are carried through to the students

  • Heavily focuses on the development of fundamental skills

  • A completely different approach to drawing using industrial design techniques

  • Real-world inspired projects rather than “traditional art school” assignments

  • Project-based assignments. Students have the freedom to focus on their field of interest within the project’s scope

  • The Academy will organize outdoors sketching sessions in museums and several suggestive historical locations in Rome

KEY SKILLS DEVELOPED IN THIS COURSE

PITCHING

Making a pitch involves the ability to tell your story in a concise structured way to ensure that the people in the room understand exactly what you are pitching. It also involves a skill in engaging and entertaining your audience.

CLARITY

Clarity of staging and composition is extremely important for games and films, as the average film shot is about a second and there is little time for the viewer to observe and absorb the visuals.

LIGHTING AND PERSPECTIVE

Important skills with different meaning and applications in films, gaming illustration and graphic novels. Rough lighting is often used for composition, staging purposes and general planning for the lighting. Good perspective is pivotal for professional-looking drawings.

INDUSTRY STANDARDS

The use of visual development and basic production pipeline. Students often have great ideas, but not a very clear idea of how to go about making their project happen. Our instructors at IDEA Academy will work with the students in showing them the process and the steps taken to make their ideas a reality.

USING REFERENCES

Using references should be instinctual second nature to a professional, and we at IDEA Academy are big believers in this. Using and finding the right references, without plagiarism or copying others is an art, and a very important part of the process.

CAREER PROSPECTS IN ENTERTAINMENT DESIGN

  • Conceptual Designers for films, games, TV commercials, etc.

  • Digital Matte Painters

  • Set designers

  • Graphic artists for magazine layouts, websites, etc.

  • Storyboard artists

  • Art directors

  • Intellectual Property creators and designers

  • Future producers

EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • ZBrush

  • Wacom Intuos

  • Laptop WIN/OSX

  • Sketchbook

  • Markers

  • 2h, h, hb pencils

  • Eraser

  • Large, medium and small pen

REQUIREMENTS

  • At least 16 years of age

  • Medium knowledge of the English language (capable of reading English-written articles)

  • Basic drawing skills

  • Basic digital painting skills

Applications should meet the minimum entry requirements to pursue the program. Applicants are required to sit through an interview with IDEA Academy’s staff.

 

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