Location Design / Background Design

Course Purpose

In this course students will use the drawing skills and knowledge from the Perspective and Composition Courses to further develop their abilities and proficiency as they explore the principles and techniques of Location / Background design covered in this course. The Location / BG Designer is crucial in designing the “look” of the film, helping to create the environment of each scene. Being able to interpret a script, understand a storyboard and adapt from other mediums are all necessary skills for this position.

Course Goals and Outcomes

Students will continue to develop their skills to enable them to enter into the animation industry with the skills needed to be a successful location and background artist.

Course Activities

In this course students will use the drawing skills and knowledge from the Perspective and Composition Courses further developing their abilities and proficiency as they explore the principles and techniques of Location / Background design covered in this course. The Location / BG Designer is crucial in designing the “look” of the film, helping to create the environment of each scene. Being able to interpret a script, understand a storyboard and adapt from other mediums are all necessary skills for this position.

Course Texts

* Any Andrew Loomis books. (Some of the best how-to draw books ever published).

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