$100 Off New Live Demo Reel Courses at CGMA

This February, 5 new artists challenge you to improve your skill set and show studios what you’re made of in 2018. Live demo reel courses covering Next Gen Character, Creature, Costume Design Stylization and Environments help you compete in a tight market where current skills make the difference between the artist with a cool image and an artist that understands production needs. With experience at some of the top studios in the world including Marvel, DC, id, Legacy FX, Epic Games and Bioware, you can trust in getting solid direction and live feedback each week. Enroll before January 12th for $100 off the original price, seating is limited.

Should anyone have any questions regarding registration or portfolio review requests, please contact the CGMA Admissions department here: registration@cgmasteracademy.com or call by phone at (818) – 561 – 9542.

Character/Creature Costume Design for Film & Games

Jerad Marantz – Freelance Concept Artist

In this class we will focus on designing humanoid aliens in subtle costumes Similar to projects I work on from DC and Marvel. The Process will start in photoshop and will model the character out in brush with a final render in key shot This class is a great benefit as it will go beyond the typical class demo style work to a finished portfolio piece that will be included in my own portfolio so you get to see every step and tweak made to make it presentable at the professional level The Class is Live every week and I look forward to interacting with each of you.

Next Gen Character Creation

Adam Skutt – Senior 3D Character Artist

This class will work similar to a live mentorship as each student approaches the creation of a AAA game character for their portfolio. Students should expect to cover Head and Hair, Costume Elements, Low Poly UV’s and Processing required to get the asset real-time ready finishing with Material and Texture creation to set up the final model in engine with final images. Unlike previous classes this class will feature a mid term and final to allow catch up and focused work time during which you have the option (weeks 4 and 8) for general advice for portfolios and resume workshops

Next Gen Creature Creation

Jason Martin – Lead Character Artist

This course will focus on the creation of compelling Sci-Fi and fantasy based creatures for Next-Gen applications. With an emphasis on aesthetically pleasing designs and forms, students will learn and practice the methods used in production to create memorable characters. Beyond this, students will be able to pick from a multitude of visual styles ranging from Sci-Fi realism or stylized fantasy, to something in between or beyond.  And for those who are not well versed or practice in the art of creating from imagination- don’t fret. Students will be allowed (and in many cases, encouraged) to base their creature models from established concept art.

Stylized Character Creation – From Cartoon to Comic Realism

Hannah Kang – Character Artist

A few things student will learn in this course include: blocking​ ​out​ ​characters​ ​efficiently​ ​with​ ​simple​ ​geometric​ ​form, going​ ​from​ ​stylized/cartoon​ ​character​ ​to​ ​comic​ ​realism, anatomy​ ​of​ ​the​ ​body and face, retopologizing​ ​your​ ​character​ ​and​ ​props​ ​to​ ​get​ ​in​ ​the​ ​habit​ ​of​ ​clean​ ​working pipeline, adding​ ​design​ ​choices​ ​that​ ​drives​ ​the​ ​story​ ​of​ ​your​ ​character, and bringing​ ​life​ ​and​ ​story​ ​to​ ​your​ ​character​ ​with​ ​Pose. Students will also cover simple​ ​lighting​ ​techniques​ ​to​ ​show​ ​the​ ​importance​ ​of​ ​lighting​ ​their character and go through a tour​ ​of​ ​Legacy​ ​Effects​ ​Studio!

Variable Concept Art Techniques for Game Environments 

Kenneth Fairclough – Senior Concept Artist

Many artists apply to the studio with portfolios lacking next gen skills needed in todays AAA titles. This class focuses on the creation of environment concept art for games. Demonstrations highlighting contemporary and emerging techniques will take you through all the stages of creating a polished environment concept. You will gain the skills needed for being an adaptive and versatile concept artist such as 3D thumbnail sketching, photo-real rendering, and VR concept art techniques.


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