Short film creation Visual development

In this thread we will work on visual development for a new project. To enroll in the course, you must submit a portfolio.

Start date
June 19, 2024
Duration
12 weeks
Price per month
€300
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Short film creation [hl]Visual development[/hl]
Andrei Sitari

Mentor

Andrei Sitari

Team leader, character designer and visual development artist

About the course

The course "Short film creation" is a significant creative endeavor focused on a single project, where practicing and aspiring 2D animators, artists, and composers come together in teams and work through the pipeline on a shared project. Each session of the course involves working on a new project, developed from scratch: from idea to final presentation.

The projects created participate in international competitions and festivals, serving as a showcase for all participants and adorning the walls of our school. Participation in such a project is a valuable experience in itself, but in addition, there's always the possibility of winning recognition for the school's short films in competitions or festivals, with awards for the winning participants (according to the terms).

In which direction can you participate in the project?

Visual Development - creating visual effects for the film: Character Design, Prop Design, Background Design, Still Frames.
Animation - producing rough and clean animation for the project.

Throughout the 4-month duration, the work is divided into stages, where one team completes their part of the work and passes it on to another. In any team, you will learn to work in studio conditions and see the project through to completion.

All project teams exchange ideas throughout the course, working on creating a color script, background layouts, character layouts, character and background coloring, and so on.

About the project

You can select the team in which you will participate in the creation of a new short film in the payment form at the very bottom of the page.

Registration for the course is carried out with a portfolio.

The course is suitable if you:

  • Graduates of our or any other CG school

    If you have strong drawing and concept art skills, lots of ideas for character design solutions and clip locations - we are waiting for you to join our team!

  • Practicing designers, background designers and artists

    Current industry professionals who want to contribute to an interesting team project, get energized with new ideas, and learn the trends of creating modern visual design for projects

The course is [hl]suitable[/hl] if you:

Сurriculum

First month

3 lessons

  1. Set the team structure
  2. Prepare mood boards and exchange ideas in collaboration with the 2d animation class
  3. Design the visuals of the film: Character Design, Prop Design, Background Design, Still frames
  • 4 weeks (please, make sure to have 6+ hours per week for homework)

    4 weeks (please, make sure to have 6+ hours per week for homework)

  • The first month will be mainly dedicated to the preproduction aspect of the project

    The first month will be mainly dedicated to the preproduction aspect of the project

First month

Second month

3 lessons

  1. Create the color script
  2. Create background layouts
  3. Create character layouts
  • 4 weeks (please, make sure to have 6+ hours per week for homework)

    4 weeks (please, make sure to have 6+ hours per week for homework)

  • The second month will be mainly dedicated to the production aspect of the project

    The second month will be mainly dedicated to the production aspect of the project

Second month

Third month

3 lessons

  1. Character coloring
  2. Background coloring
  3. Final touches
  • 4 weeks (please, make sure to have 6+ hours per week for homework)

    4 weeks (please, make sure to have 6+ hours per week for homework)

  • The third and final month will be mostly dedicated to the finalization of the project

    The third and final month will be mostly dedicated to the finalization of the project

Third month

Welcome video from the mentor

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How will the training go?

What software is needed for the course?

Music clip for PINK FLOYD

- a clip from Pink Floyd, dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the album “The Dark Side of the Moon”, submitted to the competition. This story delves into the delicate balance between what's considered "regular" and "broken." It's an exploration of the fragility of our consciousness, posing reflective questions: Is our mind akin to a child confined within a cage? What happens when it's concealed in the deepest, darkest walls of our psyche?

Short film creation [hl]Visual development[/hl]

Short film creation Visual development

Course fee

€300

Start

June 19, 2024

Spots left

12 spots

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