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Animation and Illustration Portfolio Preparation

Animation and Illustration Portfolio Preparation

London College of Communication
Taught by
Francesco de Manincor


Animation and illustration are dynamic disciplines at the forefront of the UK's creative industries. This course is for you, if you want to build and refine an effective portfolio to apply for further study in animation and illustration.You will receive guidance in putting together roughs, ideas and visual analysis and experimentations. You will cover ways that communicate your work that are not solely focused finished pieces, by presenting your visual thoughts, research, analysis and evidence of your interests.

Based in LCC’s considerable expertise it will focus on building understanding of current practice and theory, and how you can apply these to your workYou will be taught through exercises, lectures, workshops, demonstrations and individual guidance. You will also have the opportunity to take part in a visit to give you a context for contemporary animation and illustration practices.

This course is suitable for you, if you are applying for further study at LCC, but does not guarantee entry.

Topics Covered

  • Drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Narrative
  • Storyteling
  • Storyboarding
  • Digital design software
  • Presentation of individual work

Course Outcomes
By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Prepared work for inclusion in a portfolio for application for further study
  • Have put together a short written statement for each of the works included in your portfolio
  • Put together a collection of ideas, notes and sketches to be included in a notebook / sketchbook to include in your portfolio

Who Should Attend
This course is suitable for you if you are considering applying for further study in animation or illustration.

Follow Up Courses
Once you have taken this course you may be interested in Adobe After Effects and Animation: Beginners or Autodesk 3ds Max: Introduction.

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Tutor Description

Francesco de Manincor is a character designer, animator and illustrator with a broad experience in visual storytelling, from storyboarding to animation. After studying Fine Arts and Art Direction, and working in comics, illustration and visual communication in his native Italy, Francesco moved to London and for the past 15 years has worked on commercial projects and taught digital media, design and animation, creating visual content, illustrations and concept art, editing videos, motion graphics, and designing characters for print and product applications.

Francesco likes to start by exploring ideas drawing on paper, to then complete production and post-production using digital tools, for the unbounded possibilities that these offer. He believes that it's all about realising our vision, about storytelling, to captivate and engage the viewer and create that little bit of magic.

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