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Join in person at CTN Studio in Burbank for the full experience. Be one of 12 attendees to participate in this exclusive hands on visual development program.
Join online for limited participation. Does not include personal critiques or feedback A watch and learn experience without the responsibility to produce.
Apply for a scholarship being awarded by the Creative Talent Network Foundation 501(c)3 non-profit charity for this program. Limited seats available.
11 am - 2:30 pm Pacific
Long-Format, 14 Weeks
The Program Details
A hands on real world experience to put on your resume and in your portfolio. Participants will visually develop an intellectual property start-to-finish (albeit in the fashion of a ‘sampler platter.') They will be assigned an intellectual property with all story components that lend themselves to feature film—simply put, a property a major studio like Disney, Dreamworks, PDI, Pixar, Blue Sky or Laika is likely to green light for development.
DOMINICK DOMINGO is a Disney Feature Animation veteran who spent the ‘90s riding the wave of the ‘Animation Renaissance’ in both LA and Paris, painting backgrounds and producing Visual Development art for The Lion King, Pocahontas, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Tarzan, Little Match Girl and One By One. In the years since, he founded the Entertainment Arts track at his alma mater, Art Center, where he amassed twenty-plus years of classroom experience. He continued freelancing for major companies in gaming, Feature and TV Animation (both 2D and CG) while developing his own intellectual properties.
His award winning live-action films garnered original screenplay credits, inspiring Dominick to put his lifelong love of writing on the front burner. His short stories and creative nonfiction essays have won awards (most recently the Solas Award, Craft Literary and Writer’s Digest) and been published in anthologies. His YA trilogy The Nameless Prince, published through Twilight Times books, maintains five stars on B & N and Amazon, touching hearts the world over.
Grab a look at his bio and links to his other sites: Dominick Domingo
In Entertainment, there is much talk of the role of ‘story’ in the Visual Development process. For many, however, it remains an elusive buzzword. In very pragmatic terms, this class illuminates how Western Storytelling Structure becomes Art Direction in practice, not just theory. How literary themes are visually represented by the artist, lending resonance to the written word in the way only an artist can. Over 14-weeks, students will bring a story to life, from blue sky concepts to a cohesive, production-ready style guide.
In designing all assets for production (props/vehicles/weapons, character, environment, and story beats) students gain practical experience identifying what’s universal in story, while also finding their own personal connection to it in a way that nurtures their unique voice and flair!
Get your work seen and recommended. The program culminates with an industry showcase held at the prestigious Creative Talent Network Animation Expo (CTNX 2022) Nov 17-20, 2022 in the animation capital of the world - Burbank CA. (Ticket to the event is included)
Check out this short introduction video with Dominick.
Weekly, in-person meetups at CTN Studio, where you learn to bring a story to life visually by honoring its thematic content.
Learn a visual development process of Lateral Exploration followed by honing Finalized Designs.
Gain real world experience working with a team to put on your resume and in your portfolio. Use this experience has a referral for job interviews.
CREATE YOUR OWN VOICE
Visual development artists that seek to nurture the creative process and develop their personal voice and flair.
UPGRADE YOUR PORTFOLIO
This program is meant to combine all foundational skills and solidify a strong voice for a portfolio.
ADD STORY TO YOUR WORK
Professionals wishing to learn more about story and how it can inform and empower their work, who may have missed out on the importance of story in school.
WHAT STORY DO YOU WANT TO TELL?
Artists with a certain level of technical skill who have not yet had the opportunity to apply their skill set to the ‘why’ aspect of their craft: what they have to say.
SET YOURSELF APART
Artists with technique who wish to cultivate their unique 'art director' voice and set themselves apart in design and style.
WHO WILL BENEFIT MOST
Artists with a degree of foundation will benefit most from this program; basic skills like draftsmanship, composition, light logic, rendering, and color theory can then be applied as needed and focus can be more on developing art direction style for the project and honing personal voice and flair with each design.
Artists will be asked for examples of their work after they sign up.
This event is part of the Student Scholarship Award and Discount Program made possible by the CTN Foundation. You can find more information here to get a student discount. https://linktr.ee/creativetalentnetwork or Click Here
The program culminates with an industry showcase and wrap party held at the prestigious Creative Talent Network Animation Expo (CTNX 2022) Nov 17-20, 2022 in the animation capital of the world - Burbank CA. (Ticket to the event is included) Reserve your Hotel Room for CTNX2022 before they sell out: HOTEL RESERVATION
Thank you to our supporters Indy Consulting Productions and Film Tools.
Made possible by the CTN Foundation. 100% of the profits go to non-profit charities for artist enrichment.
What to know before you go. These events are for ‘members only' and you will be asked to please register for Club CTN. Membership is free and will come with some cool benefits. Save time and join now. It's free. https://www.joinit.org/o/clubctn
Risk: For in person events there are some new general health and safety protocols for your protection. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. CTN follows all applicable public health orders and guidance, but by visiting, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and by attending you agree to waive any liability once checked in. We appreciate your cooperation. View Waiver Here
Updated June 4, 2022
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