Saturday, November 10, 2012

Lecturing/demo at CTNx

Hi everyone, I'll be giving a live digital demo and speaking about Production Design/Vis Dev at CTNx so come out and say hi if you're in the area. Check out this link for my bio page. I plan on attending both Friday and Saturday. The "Digital Demo" is at 6pm Friday. I'm also participating in the "Breakfast with the Pros Sat. Morning, and doing a "Creators Conversation" on Sat, in the afternoon. Check the web site for times. Best, Sam

Saturday, September 08, 2012

story sketching for Vis Dev

The coolest part of my job as a Production Designer is the initial concept of an idea. I am not talking about a finished concept painting but instead the more important scribble that will help visualize the written word. Over the years I have found a short hand for expressing my ideas, and none of it includes finished technique. Done with only a pen, paper and markers, the artist must utilize every device at their disposal to capture the viewers attention and then keep it to tell the story visually. I am starting with location design from "AstroBoy".The drawings were done during our story meetings. I sketched as we talked. I will post more and do some analysis of why and how these sketches communicate effectively. -Sam