Background Design

© Júlia Sardà

© Júlia Sardà

© Nicolas Weis

© Nicolas Weis

© Thomas Reteuna

© Thomas Reteuna

Participants
10 to 15 directors, animators, illustrators, art directors
Date and venue
Thursday 3 and Friday 4 September 2020, Baden
Registration/Application deadline
14 August 2020
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Fee
CHF 300, including lunch
Language
English
Organisation
Ludo Gavillet, background artist
Fred Guillaume, animation film director, Animation Programme Manager at FOCAL

Following the success of the Color Key (2017) and Character Design (2018) seminars, FOCAL offers a new event along the same practice and theory-based methodology.

The setting of an animation film, which is secondary by definition, is nevertheless a key element that underlines dramatic aspects. During this two-day seminar, we will investigate research and development methods specific to this area and explore how the story guides visual choices. Manufacturing techniques will be discussed briefly, but they will not be the focus of this workshop, which is mainly devoted to the process of artistic set creation.

With the expertise of three renowned professionals, we will explore the many tools, methods, and constraints of set design by alternating theoretical presentations and case studies. Participants who wish to do so will be able to present their work and discuss it with the course leaders.

This seminar will cover sets useable in animation films, but also video games and illustration.
Intervenant·es

Júlia Sardà
 (Spain)
Illustrator from Barcelona. After her studies, Júlia started working as a colourist in a studio which made the editorial merchandising for Disney/Pixar and moved on to freelancing two years later. Ranging from concept art for video games, to children’s illustration, Júlia has had the chance to illustrate some everlasting classics such as: ALICE IN WONDERLAND, THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ and CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.

Nicolas Weis (France)
Feelance concept artist currently working for the entertainment industry in France. Over the past ten years, he had the opportunity to work on major franchises such as ASTRO BOY, THE CROODS, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON and SONIC THE HEDGEHOG. He is also an art teacher with a wide range of expertise, from brick and mortar traditional classes to online mentorships.
Thomas Reteuna (France)
Visual development, background artist, color artist
MINIONS, THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS, SING, DESPICABLE ME 3, LE BIEN CHASSER (TV series)

in cooperation with

  • Fantoche