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Learn to create photo real matte paintings
Learn the process and techniques used in digital matte painting. Break down matte painted images to different elements to fully grasp the concepts behind matte painting. If you are a photographer, using your own photos in matte painting will further elevate your work. Apply techniques and principles used by traditional matte painters. This course will start by covering foundational image making skills like perspective, lighting, color theory, aspect ratio, story, photo library, and grayscale thumbnailing. It will also dive into matte painting history and different lectures on theories and principles. Each week you will discuss a different theory or principle and have an exercise to go along with the lesson. Begin to build digital matte paintings for film and games.
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Lectures by David Luong
Igor Staritsin is a Senior Matte-Painter, Concept Designer and Environment Artist working in the film and video game industries. He has worked for various visual effect companies and clients all over the globe, such as Warner Brothers, MPC, Digic Pictures, Naughty Dog, Pixomondo, Axis Animation, Gnomon, Disney and National Geographic. He has contributed to award-winning projects such as Assassin's Creed, Maleficent, Game of Thrones, Uncharted 4, Final Fantasy 15, The Last Guardian, Destiny, Call of Duty, Gone with the Bullets, Jersey Boys, Welcome to the Punch, The Dream of a Butterfly and many more. Igor has also been featured in several books, including Ballistic Publishing’s D'artiste Matte-Painting 3, with nine of his matte-paintings. He has a background in traditional landscape painting that has helped him work both digitally and traditionally.
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winter TERM Registration
Nov 5, 2019 - Feb 1, 2019
Jonathan Nelson / Winter 2017
I really enjoyed Igor's practical and experienced HW feedback. I really appreciated how we ALWAYS would reply to WIP threads and would often go above and beyond in the student feedback videos.
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Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industries best artist.
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Enjoy over 365 days of full course access. This includes all lectures, feedback, and Live Q&A recordings.
Certificate of Completion
Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.
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