Visual Storytelling with Iain McCaig Vol.1
Stories can be written with pictures as well as with words. Veteran storyteller and concept artist Iain McCaig takes you on a journey through the process of creating a story visually â€“ from story beats and story gates, to story drawings and the art of dreaming images on paper. By the end of this DVD, you will have the tools and techniques you need to create dynamic visual stories of your own. This DVD contains the source for the subsequent lessons on creature and character design, as Iain McCaig retells Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid” as a science fiction epic.
Visual Storytelling with Iain McCaig Vol. 2
Creating unforgettable and iconic characters is the goal of character designers everywhere. In the second DVD of this series, veteran storyteller and concept artist Iain McCaig shows you how to create an unforgettable leading character, infusing your design with the power of visual storytelling in order to give it life. Following “Volume 1: Anatomy of a Story”, this DVD joins McCaig as he begins creating the title character for his science fiction adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid.”
Visual Storytelling with Iain McCaig Vol.3
Creating memorable icons of Good and Evil is the pillar of all Storytelling. In the third DVD of this series, veteran storyteller and concept artist Iain McCaig shows you how to generate unlimited ideas for good and evil characters while sharing the secrets of his three-step process to iconic character design. Following “Volume 1: Anatomy of a Story” and “Volume 2: Cosmic Mermaid Character Design,” Iain McCaig creates the Sea King and the Space Witch in his science fiction adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid.”
Visual Storytelling with Iain McCaig Vol.4
Creating realistic human characters for imaginary worlds is one of the great challenges for artists and storytellers alike. In this fourth DVD in the series, veteran storyteller and concept artist Iain McCaig shows you how to build alternate worlds, costumes, and human characters by passing the real world through the looking-glass of the land of story. Following “Volume 1: The Anatomy of a Story,” “Volume 2: Cosmic Mermaid Character Design,” and “Volume 3: Sea King/Space Witch Character Design,” this DVD tracks McCaig’s progress as he creates the two leading human characters in his science fiction adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid.”
The Gnomon Workshop – Photoshop for Digital Production
Adobe Photoshop® is the preferred, industry-standard software for photo manipulation and graphics creation, but using it effectively for projects in production is key. Learning the tools inside and out will help develop the knowledge, efficiency and workflow for creating your next masterpiece or for your project’s success.
This DVD unfolds the myriad of tools and production techniques for compositing, color correcting, masking, digital painting, photo-collage and design. This DVD contains an overview of the most commonly used tools in production, and then applies them with added techniques to real-world projects. The DVD also addresses program management issues that are essential for today’s “generalist” or 2D/3D production artist.
The Gnomon Workshop – Adobe Photoshop for Digital Production UPDATED!
Essential Techniques for Film, Broadcast and Games
Adobe Photoshop® is the preferred, industry-standard software for photo manipulation and graphics creation, but using it effectively for projects in production is key. With the release of CS5, Photoshop now offers a variety of new tools and functionality enhancing any workflow, and in this DVD, you will learn the professional methods for compositing, digital painting, photo retouching, design and more. Almost eight hours of exclusive content covering industry tips and techniques such as selection, color-correction, HDR and video are included. Dave begins with in-depth overviews of the most commonly used tools in production, and then applies them to real-world projects. This content is suited to both the novice and expert Photoshop user and will teach you the necessary skills for today’s “generalist” or 2D/3D production artist.
Adjustment Layers/Layers Styles
Smart Objects/Smart Filters/Filters
Color Modes/Color Settings
Photo Retouching/Color Correction
Actions/Automation and Scripts
HDR Merging/HDR Toning/Lens Correction
Basic Digital Painting
This unique disk will teach you the basics of 3D. Then you will understand how to use the 3D tools in Photoshop for yourself. You’ll learn about 3D objects (Geometry), lighting, custom texturing and more. This training provides a comprehensive, overview of the 3D workflow and features of Photoshop CS5 Extended. This DVD will also address the concept of importing and exporting 3D objects from 3rd party programs. Understand UV map texturing, Image Based lighting, general lighting techniques and texturing. create a single 3D scene with multiple 3D objects in a visual story line.