2018 DIGITAL VIRTUAL COURSES

DIGITAL PAINTING WITH PHOTOSHOP – VIRTUAL

Switch from using pencil and paper to using digital drawing programs like Photoshop. If students have a cell phone or tablet we will work towards making it into a portable sketchbook. In this course we will cover all the principles shape, form, line, value, color, space, composition, emphasis, rhythm, and exaggeration. Advantages of the digital medium will be covered and time saving tips covered so the student spends more time drawing and painting rather than dealing with an elaborate interface. Photoshop is the world’s best-known photo-editing program. Artists, photographers, designers, and hobbyists all rely on Adobe Photoshop for image creation and editing. 

 

 

DIGITAL COMIC BOOKS – VIRTUAL

This is a digital animation course for computer savvy children who will be working in Photoshop. If not good with the computer children may take the Traditional (paper and pencil) course. Action! Romance! Mystery, and Comedy! Ever wonder why certain American Super Hero comic books are awesome and exciting but some are dull and boring? This class will teach you how to draw in the computer,  comic books the right way and elevate your art skills and sequential storytelling techniques to a professional level!  At class, the students will briefly explore the history and learn some of the basic techniques that makes this unique medium of visual storytelling so popular around the world. Students will then focus on applying these techniques and skills toward putting together a short story, designing characters and combining all these wonderful elements using Photoshop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL STORYBOARDING – VIRTUAL

A digital storyboard is created in a similar way to one drawn on paper. The storyboard artist draws on a graphics tablet using Photoshop. Storyboarding goes digital and now making a splash with filmmakers, changing traditional tasks into fun and accessible ones, while adding the power to create, edit and share on the fly. A storyboard is a graphic organizer in the form of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of pre-visualizing a motion picture, animation, motion graphic or interactive media sequence. In animation, the storyboarding stage may be followed by simplified mock-ups called “animatics” to give a better idea of how the scene will look and feel with motion and timing. At its simplest, an animatic is a series of still images edited together and displayed in sequence with rough dialogue (i.e., scratch vocals) and/or rough soundtrack added to the sequence of still images (usually taken from a storyboard) to test whether the sound and images are working effectively together.

 

 

 

 

 

CHARACTER DESIGN WITH PHOTOSHOP – VIRTUAL

Character Design in Photoshop delivers magic that helps you bring your creative vision to life. Students will edit raw image files and other photos with state-of-the-art photo editing. Create compelling HDR images, black-and-whites, and panoramas. Retouch images with astonishing ease and control. Design anything you can imagine—at amazing speed. Students will paint and draw naturally and expressively. Even put your ideas in motion by creating stunning videos and broadcast your work in YouTube or Face Book.

 

 

 

 

 

2D ANIMATION I – VIRTUAL

We will transfer from paper and pencil to computer animation , this is an entry level digital animation course , those who want to learn 2D Animation in computers but do no know where to start ! 2D Animation / Animate (formerly Flash Professional) is the industry-leading software for designers and developers who want to create interactive animations. Animate includes cutting-edge drawing tools and the ability to publish animations to multiple platforms, such as Flash/AIR, HTML5 Canvas, or even custom platforms, to reach viewers on virtually any desktop or mobile device. Learn the difference between frames and keyframes and motion tweens and shape tweens. Then, apply these concepts to apply looping animation to the different parts of the character to create the appearance of realistic movement.

 

 

2D GAMING ANIMATION – VIRTUAL

In this course we wil build a Basic Platformer Game, using Stencyl, is a great tool for building a Platform Game. A Platform game (or platformer) is a video game which involves guiding an avatar to jump between suspended platforms and/or over obstacles to advance the game. We will use Scratch – https://scratch.mit.edu The Best Drag & Drop Interface our drag-and-drop gameplay designer pays homage to the successful MIT Scratch project. We extend Scratch’s simple block-snapping interface with new functionality and hundreds of ready-to-use blocks. Write Code if you want to , power users can create and share their own blocks, extend the engine through code, import libraries and write their own custom classes that interact seamlessly with block-based Behaviors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3D GAME DEVELOPMENT – VIRTUAL

Students will use the Unity game engine to create 3D environments and objects and then learn how to create their very own games from scratch, then using their imagination they can combine and restructure what they’ve learned to create new and original games. Some advanced concepts will be glossed over so recommended students are computer savvy and have some concepts of programming. Unity is a cross platform game engine developed by Unity Technologies which is primarily used to develop video games, simulations for computer consoles and mobile devices. Learn more at : https://unity3d.com

 

 

 

 

 

3D CHARACTER ANIMATION (MAYA) – VIRTUAL

Maya 3D animation software offers a comprehensive creative feature set for 3D computer animation, modeling, simulation, rendering, and compositing on a highly extensible production platform. Maya has next-generation display technology, accelerated modeling workflows, and tools for handling complex data.Maya® 3D animation is used by all major Animated Film Production studios such as Blue Sky, Disney-Pixar, Dreamworks, Universal, 2Oth Century Fox and has been used to produce the greatest 3D Animated Films of all time. Come learn on the software that professionals use!  The course will introduce you the basics for 3D computer animation. Ever wonder how your favorite 3D Animated Movies are made ? Find out and learn why 3D is the NEXT BIG thing in Animation!