MP3 | 17.9 Kbps | 11.025 KHz | 2 channels | 03:54:53 | 1.35 GB
In this educational DVD, James explores the crucial first steps in the creation of powerful design ideation and quick environmental layout techniques. James will take you through a step-by-step progression of pen and marker sketching and the ideas behind them. Multiple avenues will be explored culminating in a final drawing, executed on design vellum, ready for rendering.
These techniques mimic the process in which James brainstorms for ideas in the pre-production phase of a feature film. He will also demonstrate the creation of a dramatic and effective environment through the use of such themes as scale, mood, depth, and composition. All artists within the fields of film, industrial, game, and architectural design will find such techniques useful for producing advanced and inventive imagery.
James Clyne attended the University of California at Santa Barbara where he studied Fine Art and Painting. Eager to focus on design, he attended Art Center College of Design as an Industrial Design major focusing on entertainment design. Clyne began his professional career designing creatures, characters, and environments for gaming companies such as Sega, Activision, and Pulse Entertainment. Wanting to expand his work in entertainment design further, James began consulting as a concept artist and storyboard artist for special effects houses such as Digital Domain and Rhythm and Hues. His early work in film began with Terry Gilliam’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Soon to follow were Instinct, Titan A.E., Mission to Mars, Galaxy Quest, Mystery Men, A.I.-Artificial Intelligence, Minority Report, The Polar Express, and Troy for which he provided conceptual designs for environments, sets, props, matte paintings, and vehicles.