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Science Gallery Dublin
Pearse Street
County Dublin
Ireland

TESTIMONIALS

OUR SPEAKERS

CHARACTER DESIGN

with DANIEL ARRIAGA
9:00 am to 12:00 pm , November 09th, 2019

Daniel will teach you how to make compelling and believable original character designs to be used in a cast for animated film. Topics covered will include gesture, caricature, staging and expressive drawings. This workshop is ideal for intermediate students.

  • Part 1
    Character design basics
    Gesture and mood of characters
    Action Lines
  • Part 2
    Exaggeration in character design
    Character moments
    Expression drawings
  • Part 3
    Art of Caricature
    Finishing touches
    Tips and tools to help aid design process
    Final bits of advice
  • Q&A

CREDITS

  • Coco
  • Inside Out
  • Monsters University
  • Wreck-It Ralph
  • Prep and Landing : Naughty vs Nice
  • Day And Night
  • Toy Story 3
  • Up
  • Wall-E
  • Ratatouille
  • Lifted

FROM COMIC BOOK TO ANIMATION

with ROBERT VALLEY
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm , November 09th, 2019

In this workshop, Robert will take you on a step by step progression from a comic book panel to a fully animated scene in Photoshop. (Photoshop is Robert's animation software of choice). It should be noted that this workshop is geared towards independent animation filmmakers.

This workshop is ideal for intermediate to advanced level students.

  • Stage 1: Comic book panel - foreground/midground/background (planning ahead)
  • Stage 2: Breaking into layers and preparing for animation
  • Stage 3: Animation - using the Photoshop timeline
  • Stage 4: Coloring techniques
  • Stage 5: Rendering and compositing
  • Q&A

CREDITS & CLIENTS

Credits:

  • Aeon Flux
  • Motorcity
  • Tron Uprising
  • Wonder Woman DC Nation
  • Shinjuku
  • Pear Cider and Cigarettes

Clients:

  • Nike
  • Coke
  • Levis
  • Gorillaz
  • Beatles
  • Metallica

DRAWING FOR STORY

with LOUIS GONZALES
3:30 pm to 6:30 pm , November 09th, 2019

Everyone can tell compelling visual stories, but get quickly overwhelmed by how to orchestrate all the necessary tools to do so. In this workshop, Pixar’s Louis Gonzales breaks down his philosophy of story design exploring the history of art as applied to film language in order to design storytelling moments. We will explore the art that moves time.

This workshop is ideal for students as well as professionals.

  • Part 1: (lecture & demo)
    Why we respond to visual stories
    How visual language is used with film grammar
    What are you trying to sell?
    Staging and information

  • Part 2: (lecture & demo)
    Using the master set up
    Interpreting shots
    Theme-Character-Plot
    The character’s philosophy
    Use of prompt’s
    Entering a scene
    Story moments through character

  • Q&A

CREDITS

  • Incredibles 2
  • Brave
  • Ratatouille
  • Finding Nemo
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • The Iron Gian

TEXTURES SIMPLIFIED

with JONATHAN HARDESTY
9:00 am to 12:00 pm , November 10th, 2019

This workshop dives headfirst into the visual aspects of what makes various textures unique. In this presentation, Jonathan Hardesty will communicate quick and easy ways to identify and categorize a texture, and ultimately use that information to fuel your imagination.

  • How I became an artist (Journey of an Absolute Rookie)
  • Enhancing your perception
  • How to classify a texture
  • Basic skills that are overlooked
  • Texture demo
  • Q&A

CREDITS

  • Various solo & group painting shows/exhibitions across the U.S.
  • Various Art Publication Featurettes
  • Various Fine Art Contest Awards (Art Renewal Center, Southwest Art, Scottsdale Artist School, etc)

STORYBOARDING

with LOUIS GONZALES
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm , November 10th, 2019

In this workshop, Pixar’s Louis Gonzales will build off of his 'Drawing for Story' workshop and will examine and demonstrate concepts for storyboarding that he has learned through his career working in feature animation. Some of the topics include, what makes compelling characters, the character's point of view and why it is important, effective storyboarding through economy, research, exploration rhythm and information.

This workshop is ideal for students as well as professionals.

  • Part 1: (lecture & demo)
    What is your story about?
    Keeping it simple through theme
    Making a visual plan
    Keeping it with the main character
    Deciding on point of emphasis

  • Part 2: (lecture & demo)
    Research & exploration
    Finding your rhythm in a scene
    Grounding your characters
    Story-building shot to shot
    Rhythm
    Progression
    Cause and effect
    Board clarity & economy

  • Q & A

CREDITS

  • The Incredibles 2
  • Brave
  • Ratatouille
  • Finding Nemo
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • The Iron Giant

DESIGNING COLOR

with TUNA BORA
3:30 pm to 6:30 pm , November 10th, 2019

This workshop is for artists who are interested in developing an understanding and individual approach towards color. Tuna will talk through color through perception, history, semiotics, and psychology, followed up by examples and demonstrations of it's use in narrative formats. The lecture and exercises are meant to inform creatives in all industries including print, animation, and illustration.

  • Introduction: Credits & Current set up
  • Physics & Biology in Color
  • Semiotics Of Color
  • Color In Storytelling & In The Practical World
  • Constructing Color For A Project & A Personal Color Language
  • Walkthrough: Color Script For Pearl
  • Dealing with Color In Photoshop
  • Demo: Photoshop Tips for Setting Up Color
  • Q&A

CLIENTS

  • Google
  • Sony
  • Nickelodeon
  • Disney Japan

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