Concept-Art IllustrationWould you like to work in the film or video game industry? Have you ever thought about how exciting it would be to work for a great illustration company? Here you will discover all the techniques of the professionals, the keys and their tricks. We will teach you the technical knowledge to take your art to another level and how to design fantasy, real or fictional worlds that will later become small or large productions of cinema, television, video games, etc. Your imagination has no limits, discover how to focus your talent on a future profession.Matte PaintingLearn the techniques of Photo Bash and Matte Painting from the necessary artistic bases such as color, photography, lighting or framing to apply it efficiently while learning the software that will allow you to generate your own content.
You can train in three different ways:On-site: Classes are 3 hours a day from Monday to Thursday at our facilities.
Telepresence: Students connect live with the teacher and their classmates from Monday to Thursday 3 hours a day. Once the classes are over, they hang out on the virtual campus to see them again as many times as needed.
Online: Students have time freedom to access the classes recorded and uploaded by the teachers every day, and they have a weekly hour of tutoring with the teacher to resolve any doubts they may have.Syllabus: Concept-Art Illustration ModuleBasicsMonth 1Photoshop introduction
Basic Geometric Shapes
Basic rules of light
Types of light and shadow
Basics of Perspective (1 PF)
Materials: BasicMonth 2The Value (Grayscale)
Basics of Perspective (2PF)
Complex Geometric ShapesMonth 3Basics of Perspective (3PF)
Vehicles and complex objects in perspectiveMonth 4Advanced Perspective (1 PF, 2 PF, 3 PF)
Scenarios and camera angles
Light and shadowMonth 5Advanced Anatomy
Theory of color
Landscape paintingConcept ArtMonth 6Advanced Anatomy
Search for references and generation of ideas
Making thumbnails (thumnails)
How to create your own brushes and custom shapes
Composition, Law of thirds
Design through silhouettes
Props DesignMonth 7Advanced Anatomy
Interior and exterior design
Environments and backgrounds for video games
Phototexturing and mattepainting techniquesMonth 8Character design using silhouettes
Exploring the character through the line
Layer strategy in Photoshop
The occlusion pass
Turn arround the characterMonth 9Advanced Anatomy
LayoutAgenda: Matte PaintingHistoryApplications of Matte painting and photo bashing.
Practice: Find 6 Matte Painting / Photo Bashment works that inspire you and would like to achieve.CompositionComposition standards study.
Practical application of composition
Breakdown of compositional rulesPractice: Analyze the compositional scheme of 5 classic works.ColorTheory of color
The color wheel
Color palette study
The color wheel
The trianglePractice: Extract the color scheme of 5 classic works.Perspective:Two vanishing point perspective
Three vanishing point perspective
Narrative use of perspectivePractice: Generate 6 composition sketchesPhotography:Basic concepts of reflex photography.
The opening of the diaphragm.
Lens aberrations and their applicationPractices: photography20 Textures
10 PortraitPhotoshopFile management
Essential tools; brush, eraser
Hue, brightness and saturation of the image
Outline the color palettePractices: PHOTOBASHAnthropomorphic robot
Vehicles: asphalt and plains
Vehicles: off road
Vehicles: aerodynamic aerial
Fantastic Natural Spot by day.
Fantastic Natural Place at night.
Landscape with architectural ruins.
Landscape with technological elements.
Extra radio futuristic city.
Futuristic city inside.
Extra radio medieval city.
Medieval city inside.3D MaxInterface
Use of geometries and primitives.
RenderZ BrushBasic concepts.
Sculpt of organic modelsPractice: Include in your Matte Painting elements created in 3D by yourself.After effectsIntroduction
Particle systems vs footage alpha.
Cameras and lighting
Camera maping techniques.
Tracking cameraPractice: Bring 5 of your original Matte Paintings to life.FusionNode Methodology
Implementation of 3D elements
RenderingPractice: Bring 5 of your original Matte Paintings to life.Project Pre-productionConstruction of the Project pipeline
Pipeline structuring with ShotgunFollow-up assignments
Optimize the Gantt chart
Timing assignment and team milestones
Tracking of production phases
Cloud connection Desktop Experience in person and online
Online project visualization
Reduction of uncertainty in productivity analysis
SCRUM methodology learningProductionCalendar calculation
Marketing planLaunch - prelaunchMarket evaluation for departure dates
Preparation for launch
Presentation at events
Project presentation court
Presentation to the publicTeachers with real experienceTop teachersRafa Costa3D Generalist in Elite 3D
3D Artist and Concept Artist.
He has worked since 2003 for advertising agencies, design studios and architecture companies.
He has participated in different projects such as: events, corporate videos, music videos, television shows, documentaries, films, commercials and video games, such as BattleField 4, Mafia III or Star Citizen.Andrés GrueiroFilm Director, he has won prizes for his projects such as 1st Prize and Special Jury Prize at Cambridge Shortfilms Contest (UK) and is related to the latest techniques of Virtual Cinema representation. He is currently a member of Utopic Estudios, a high-performance virtual reality and MOCAP technology company. He has worked in the world of Video Games making cinematics for Sunburned Games and is former president of AEV, Association of Students of Video Games.Jorge MomparlerConcept Artist at Gameloft
Concept-artist and illustrator. He has worked on dozens of projects for video games and producers of the caliber of GAMELOFT. He has been an illustrator of covers and interior images for Comics, ConceptArtist and texture supervisor at Magoproductions for the animated series "The Flying Squirrels".Andros MartínezSenior Concept Artist
I have worked as a Marketing artist in mobile and Steam indies studios as "Feral Fury", I have worked as an instructor for Animschool, I have also worked in pre-production of films for London Studios. I spent a month in Toronto as an internship at Imaginism Studios receiving mentoring from people like Bobby Chiu, Key Acedera and Alvin Lee.Angel RamsFreelance Illustrator and Cartoonist
My full name is Ángel Rams Figueroa, I was born in Valencia, Spain, in 1982. Although I have a degree in construction engineering, my true passion has always been art. I was taught by a professional comic artist for a few years and then learned on my own. My professional experience has been related to illustration, comics, stage design for hotels, water parks, themed architecture.Juan Antonio ValverdeConcept, Visual & Story Artist
Graduated in Fine Arts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), in 2005, and with a Professional Training Degree 2 in computer systems programming and a Master in Graphic Design, Juan Antonio develops his professional activity as a Freelance in Illustration and Graphic Design from the year 2012. He has had the opportunity to exhibit his works 5 times in his hometown (Valencia), and once as a guest at the Animazing Gallery in New York (USA), in Rodez (France), in the area of the medieval castle Belcastel.Discover our exclusive Accelerator ProgramLast year you will enjoy our 9-month acceleration program, which offers advice and training necessary for the development of all kinds of entrepreneurial projects. Take advantage of our Know how and all our facilities. Finish your training with a successful project and a professional demo-reel.
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In the 9 months of accelerator you will work on a real project, a project with its objectives, its timings, its deadlines as in a real production company. You will know how to work in a video game or cinema development studio doing a real project, your project.
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Do you want to develop your own project? If you have a good idea here you can carry it out. Or if not, you can always join the many ideas that we propose and launch ourselves, whether as a graphic designer, modeller, programmer, etc.
The main objective is that the projects see the light. For this reason we have different financing, distribution and promotion systems such as PlayStation Talents, which finance projects of up to € 200,000
Because we know that working alone and without supervision is difficult. That is why the students of the accelerator will count from the first day with the help of our teachers and professionals who will supervise and provide constant help for the development of the project.
Working at home is very comfortable but it is not fruitful, we all know that. In our facilities you will work with your team in a professional environment, with a meeting room, a game room, food / drink machines and all the services of a company in the sector.
You will work with very different career students. Experts in video games, game design, programming, 3D modeling, animation, cinema, concept, all working as a team forming a link for future projects and ideas.
We will take care of personally searching and managing job offers that may fit with the situation and preference of our students, both nationally and internationally.
And all this so that you have a professional demo reel, a specific demo reel for the job you want to develop, which you can attach to your cover letter or resume, which we assure you will open all doors to your professional future.Register for free on our Virtual CampusThe most advanced campus in the world
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