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Character Design for Films and Games

The course aims to give advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of figure/character development for various visual narrative media, including games and animation. Explore the essence of a character by developing their attitude and digging deep into what makes them feel real and grounded. Visual storytelling is key in the video game and cinematic world, and you will learn how to portray all aspects of a character in their attire as well as the smallest details, such as pose, attitude, and personality.

Hone your digital painting skills by using painting techniques, various methods such as custom shapes, custom brushes, etc., to finish and polish up their character design. You will be able to see demonstrations, presentations, and get feedback on your work.


Duration:36Hrs Across 6 Weeks

Schedule:6Hrs Class Every Saturday (Customization Available)

Award:Certificate of Completion

Software Taught:Adobe Photoshop

Grants Available:SSG, PSEA, UTAP

INSTRUCTORS

Mohd Zaki Bin Ragman
Jimmy Ling

Topics Covered

  • Highlight the importance of anatomy.
  • Building Blocks/Forms/ Shape Design, (Cylinders, cubes, and sphere) for basic anatomy.
  • Importance of storytelling in a character and use of color
  • 2 Pipelines – Character Design pre-production to production gesture drawing (drawing the lines that have meaning).
  • Basic proportions of the body and few general tips on the conceptualization
  • Fundamentals of poses
  • Anatomy basics face (proportions)
  • Stylize and create keyplates for a character
  • Silhouette, character positioning, and understanding shape.
  • Work with a tone, color, and light drapery, materials, render tips
  • Facial expressions, skin color, weapon and tool design
  • Rendering and posing the final character

Learning Outcomes

  • Designing a character based on a story
  • Understanding and developing poses for characters
  • Designing character emotions
  • Create imaginative, convincing, and believable characters through spontaneous imagination and creativity.

 

ADMISSION INFORMATION

UPCOMING INTAKES

Nov 2021
Feb 2022
May 2022

Entry Requirements

Age: 16 years old and above Recommended for Media Professionals and

Freelancers Open to both Singaporean & International Students (Including PR,

Student Pass, Work Permit, S Pass & E Pass)

Courses fess

Full Program Fees: SGD 2,354

Singaporean < 40Yrs & PR: SGD 1,814

Singaporeans > 40Yrs: SGD 554

SME Company-Sponsored: SGD 554

Grants Available

Self-sponsored students can use Skills Future Credit, PSEA, UTAP and SEP Grants. 75% attendance is mandatory to complete the program The student should submit and must pass the prescribed assessment (i.e. Practical Project) *For additional grant eligibility, please contact us.

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