Artistic Foundations, Part 2
Taught by Ludovic Iochem
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- September 2019
- 2 hours 24 minutes
Iochem, who has been a Digital Matte Painter and Environment Artist for more than 13 years, had noticed recently that VFX artists were more and more technical, but less and less conscious of basic rules of composition or color harmony. He has worked to improve this situation by creating and leading training for artists, and has been very successful in improving their basic artistic knowledge.
Iochem worked as Digital Matte Painting Supervisor and Environments Supervisor at DNEG before joining Framestore Montreal as Head of Environments. He is now back at DNEG London as Head of Digital-Matte-Painting. His credits as an artist and supervisor include projects like Exodus : Gods and Kings, Total Recall, Dredd, Thor 2 : the Dark World, Les Miserables, Quantum of Solace, Hellboy 2, Bourne Ultimatum and Terminator Genisys. Alongside his work as Head of Department at DNEG, he has been teaching Digital Matte Painting at fxphd for few years now and created masterclasses at several schools and universities.
Part one of the course can be found here: Artistic Foundations, Part 1.
Class 1: Perspective and depthHow to create depth in an image by playing with layering, foreground, mid-ground, and background
Class 2: ScaleHow to create some scale and make sure that the viewer understands how big the space is.
Class 3: PhotographyAnalyzing photos through examples, explaining light, composition, color harmony, and more.
Class 4: Color palettes, Part 1Examples from photographs and films as well as how to create ambience and your own color palette.
Class 5: Color palettes, Part 2More examples as well as grading some images so they share the same color palettes from famous films.