I am a VFX Artist out of LA. Having worked on big budget films such as "Spider-man and Harry Potter" I have come to find that there is no good training in Maryland, and would like to offer students an insight into the VFX industry, getting them involved in group projects and having them putting out film
I know it took me many years training myself and going to school back in the day to gear myself to jump into the production life of movie making. I would like to train students in all aspects of animation. So I have broken my classes down into a production pipeline.
I will be taking the students through the first steps of production with MODELING. In this step we will be looking at the art
the student will be picking to create and then going into the program we will be using. MAYA
is a must tool to use in the VFX world. We will be going through the interface of the program, setting up project files and where and what everything is used for leading up to starting the students' projects. At the end of this first step the student will have gained the knowledge of the inner workings of MAYA the 3D program we will be working with. At the end of this class the student will be walking away knowing how to do creature modeling or organic modeling.
We will then take the model the student has created in the first class. and start adding color to the model. We will be going through the work flow between MAYA and PHOTOSHOP
giving the student the ability to use Photoshop on a production level.
We will then be doing rigging. In this step we focus on putting bones into the Model giving the student a good idea on how anatomy
works, And mobility to the model we have created in 3D.
Now we move onto Animation. in this we will go through motion and walk cycles. teaching movement and the functions
within MAYA to animate on a production level.
If students have gone through any of these steps. I can pick up and help where you are having problems.
The programs we will be going through are: Autodesk Maya
, Photoshop, After Effects, and Zbrush.
I want to gear students to walk away with a demo reel showing the work they have done and help them get ready to enter the fast paced world of Animation.