Elective | 2D Classroom. CG Master Academy
Keyframe Illustration for Film
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Registration Starts On
Monday, Feb 26th 2018
Class Begins On
April 28, 2018
Alexander Mandradjiev
Marvel Cinematic Illustrator
Alexander Mandradjiev has been working over fourteen years for the motion picture industry as a cinematic illustrator. Alexander has worked with directors and production designers on titles like: Black Swan, Lincoln, The Dark Tower, Edge of Tomorrow, Rise of The Planet of the Apes, Empire V, Electric Dreams (TV Series), X-Men: First Class, Snowpiercer (TV Series), Doctor Strange, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and many more. Alexander is a IATSE Local 800 ADG member working in Los Angeles.

Course Description

Fundamental Training Required: Part of creating cinematic illustrations requires a good understanding of human figure drawing, landscape painting and perspective.

The goal of this course is to create good looking and interesting cinematic illustrations.

We will be focusing on composition, mood, lighting and color. Assignments and topics covered will gear towards creating illustrated key frames that help tell a story moment for cinema. We will constantly be observing and studying film composition. The point is to surrender to what drives at your imagination and inspires strong emotion. We want to express our ideas in an honest and intelligent way.

This course will teach these four elements specifically.

- Composition
- Mood
- Storytelling
- Lighting & Color

Each element will involve covering these four ideas.

- Graphic shape abstraction in black & white and color.
- Film analysis and gathering reference.
- Understanding how to break down a cinematic shot and why.