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ARTDIRd5dt Art Direction For FIlm

Art Direction for Film Online Short Course

Course description

Production designers make a vital contribution towards creating a tangible world through visual storytelling. They need to be able to develop their own ideas, work independently, and also in collaboration with others. You will explore key aspects of screen design, from script analysis and interpretation, to researching skills, development of concepts, design approaches and finding interesting ways of presenting ideas.

Topics covered

You will finish the course with an introductory knowledge of skills required by the film industry such as model making and technical drawing. In addition, the course will give you an insight into the processes involved in an art department.

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain in easy to understand accessible English, if they use any special terminology we make sure they explain what it is they mean.
  • New methodologies will be explained to you in a way that’s crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • We even include live demonstrations of particular techniques so that you can see exactly how things should be done.
  • We also offer a bunch of learning resources for you to access outside of the live lessons. This allows you to ensure you are up to date and you can practice and review the things that are important to you. Practice makes perfect after all!

Live interactive classrooms:

  • We like to do things the right way, that's why all of our online classes are live, you won't find any recordings here (well apart from the recording we provide in case you miss a live session)
  • Expect live interaction with your classmates from around the world, our students come from far and wide
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Discuss topics related to your course in real time via your microphone and camera or if you're not feeling brave, in the chat box
  • Miss a class? Thats ok you can catch up in a recording which is available for 2 weeks after your course runs

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • However we always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are a great addition to your CV.

All our online short courses include:

  • Live online lessons with the same tutors
  • The same course content and learning outcomes as our face to face courses
  • Lesson recordings, for review, so you never have to miss a class
  • Access to the virtual learning environment with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 2 weeks online access to the recordings of the live classroom sessions

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time. To check and compare times please click here.

Available dates

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Details

Topics covered

  • Rather than accepting easy conventional solutions, the emphasis of this course is on developing your own interpretation through exploration and experimentation in response to a narrative.
  • In order to facilitate this, participants will be asked to bring homework in progress to each class, so that they can develop their own ideas and skills base.
  • It is also important that participants engage with group discussions in order to fully benefit from the course.
  • You can also expect to spend some time watching examples of films.

You will finish the course with an introductory knowledge of skills required by the film industry such as model making and technical drawing. In addition, the course will give you an insight into the processes involved in an art department.

Materials

Online short course materials

To take part in the Online sessions you will need:

  • An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Chrome)
  • Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended. The built-in microphone in your device would also be fine)
  • Webcam
  • Strong Internet connection - we recommend a minimum of 2 Mbps download, and 1 Mbps upload, faster if possible. You can test your network speed here - https://www.speedtest.net

Course specific materials

Please source the following materials:

  • Design magazines
  • scissors
  • wood glue
  • drawing materials (pens and pencils)
  • materials to create colour (pastels and/or paint and/or pens)
  • metal ruler
  • coloured paper
  • scalpel / craft knife
  • cutting mat
  • Tablet/ Laptop (if you have one).
Meet the Tutor:

Explore key aspects of screen design, from script analysis and interpretation, to researching skills, development of concepts, design approaches and finding interesting ways of presenting ideas.

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