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Concept To Creation: Design Intensive

Gain skills to help communicate your ideas to others visually. This five-day intensive, taught by a highly experienced Production Designer, will cover previsualisation, storyboarding and creating concept art to help you communicate and share your ideas in formats that others can readily understand. You’ll also learn the basics of tech drawing and crafting physical and virtual models. You’ll gain a range of useful skills, be creatively inspired and have fun doing it.

Learn to communicate mood, tone and character through pre-visualisation and concept art exercises

Gain skills in storyboarding and perspective rendering to help tell your story

Get hands on-practice creating real and virtual 3D models for sets, events and props

Is the Concept To Creation: Design Intensive right for you?

If you are working in the Art Department in film, TV, commercial production or theatre (eg as a stand-by, co-ordinator or dresser) and want to increase your skills to move into more creative and responsible roles this course is ideal. It would also be very useful if you work in the staging of events.

It would also be useful for Directors or DPs to develop skills to help you communicate your vision effectively. And for anyone who needs to create a pitch document, you can learn the skills to take what’s in your head and communicate to a client or funder effectively.
This is a very hands-on course, and you will be doing a lot of work on and with paper. Some design experience would be a plus but not essential. There will also be some computer design work using Google Sketch up.

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Michael Philips

After qualifying as an architect, Michael worked for the Zimbabwean Ministry of Housing before entering the film industry in the…

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What you will need

Students should bring along their own A3 sketch pad. We will supply other materials, including model-making materials.

Ideally you will also bring a laptop with Google SketchUp installed. This is free 3D modelling software available to everyone. It runs on both Mac and PC platforms. You can download it here.

Please ensure you are up-to-speed with the program before the course. You can run through half a dozen basic tutorials on the SketchUp site before taking the course. To do this, head to the tutorial site here.

If you cannot bring a laptop to the course please let us know before the course so we can supply.

For more information call 1300 223 877, or register for future offerings.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled a full refund of course fees will be provided. If you are planning to travel to attend a course, please confirm with us via email that the course will be proceeding before you make your travel bookings. AFTRS is not liable for any travel costs incurred due to course postponement, cancellation, or any other circumstance.

If an attendee wishes to withdraw from a course, they may do so up to 15 days before the course commences and get a full refund. Cancellations 14 days or less before course commencement will incur a fee.

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