Saturday, October 2, 2010

wk4 Armand Serrano_ Animation Summary

Armand Serrano is currently an Art Director at Sony Pictures Animation. He has worked on Lilo & Stitch, Tarzan, Surf's Up and etc....
Today he has shared with us the basic steps of animation department, portfolio preparation, and shared his own work in film from start to finish.

Summary of workshop:
Pre production
Pre production
Beginnings (beginning process of production)
1. story concept
2. treatment
3. screen play (story)

How to Research
1.Online (Armand does most of his research online these days)
2.trips (Armand went to San Diego Zoo for research of famous movie "Surf's up" !)
* Do research before you start anything. for an example, even you are just about to draw a person, you need to know the anatomy first. Your artwork shows if you have understood the basic rules and design.

1.Thumbnail (small basic sketch of what your idea)
Positions in Art Department (Visual Development)
Character Designer
Layout Artist
Art Director (2 Art Director in Sony)
Production Designer
3D Artist
Matt Painter (Live Action/Animation)

He showed us early production of famous movie "Surf's Up", "Mulan" ...

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