On Saturday 16th April, I had the privilege to attend a Schoolism live event being hosted finally in London! For those who aren't aware of Schoolism- Schoolism is a division of Imaginism Studios. An illustration collective of top-end artists who work for the likes of Disney, Ubisoft, dreamworks and many more.
On Saturday 16th April, I had the privilege to attend a Schoolism live event being hosted finally in London!
For those who aren’t aware of Schoolism- Schoolism is a division of Imaginism Studios. An illustration collective of top-end artists who work for the likes of Disney, Ubisoft, dreamworks and many more. Schoolism, its school is a platform for aspiring illustrators, concept artists, character designers and everyone inbetween to learn from the pros in a detailed 6 week video plan, using on a particular area of illustration or art.
Last summer, I had participated in one of their online courses and it was an insightful experience; so there was no doubt that I would even dare to turn away a face to face experience with not 1 but 3 other artists who are doing well in their respective industries.
We were joined for the day by artist Christophe Lautrette and his topic of discussion from script to screen, and how the visual development of production design plays a major role within film.
After was Wesley Burt and his discussion on character design and video games.
And last but not least was Karla Oritz, who was really the life of the party with her inspiring story of how she overcame shortcomings and developed in concept art.
Now to mention the pros and cons of my day.
1. Portfolio Review
I had my portofolio reviewed by a representative of the popular gaming studio- King. I think the feedback I received was both encouraging but a wake up call at the same time.
2. This also doubles up as a networking event.
You meet people from all walks of life. Some are already within industry others just starting out and it was really good getting to know a couple of people.
1. It wasn’t a workshop
The thing I was most disappointed by was that I was really hoping for it to be more enganging and more of a hands on experience, as a workshop should be. But it was really more of a lecture. I was completely caught off guard by this (due to me being 30 minutes late) And didn’t really get time to realign my expectations of the event and I have to admit it is what let me down the most on top of the technical difficulties that persisted through the duration of the event.
2. Value for money
It was my first ever industry workshop that I was paying for, and I arrived excited and left feeling that if they had scrapped £70 of the price of the event that would have been a more accurate value of the day. For a londoner you wouldn’t necessarily feel £150 leaving your pocket-That amount is easily spent on a month of public transportation. But for the poor artist or someone travelling long and far; putting myself in those shoes I’d expect more than what we got.
Despite the free goodies, the portfolio reviews and the swanky location. I can’t help but feel more disappointed by the day, now that I have time to reflect through this blog. This would have very easily been a stellar day if it had lived up to the word “workshop”, even if for just a couple of quid less it was hosted in a grotty basement studio in shoreditch.
I will be sharing in another post all the nuggets of wisdom and the number one thing that will guarantee that you do succeed as an artist.
https://youtu.be/DmaDeUGrIpc So next month we will finally be graced with the long anticipated Angry Birds movie. I have to mention that it was in fact a friend who reminded me all about it, and since we have decided to make sure that this is a must watch in our cinema list,
So next month we will finally be graced with the long anticipated Angry Birds movie. I have to mention that it was in fact a friend who reminded me all about it, and since we have decided to make sure that this is a must watch in our cinema list, it would also be worth posting the trailer here as something that should be on your must watch list as well.
Inspired by the Finnish video game franchise that gained immense popularity after its debut to iOS in 2009. The bird flinging fortress crumbling game is now a film produced by Sony Pictures Imageworks and follows the story of a rage filled Bird by the name of Red who uses his anger to rally up a team of other birds to get their eggs back from the wretched Pigs. Angry birds looks like it will be a lot of fun and I can’t wait to view this one. The graphics look amazing , the plot so far seems like it will be well structured and purposeful; and it is very pleasant that the character designs are still familiar and have not departed from the original birds we have grown to love over the past 7 years.
https://youtu.be/qD5nxTgOQ8Q?t=30s From the beginning of this blog, I have been quite preoccupied on covering reviews and pretty much neglected the second half of this category, which is previews. I will be making an effort in the next couple of months to cover animated films that will be coming out, what I take
From the beginning of this blog, I have been quite preoccupied on covering reviews and pretty much neglected the second half of this category, which is previews. I will be making an effort in the next couple of months to cover animated films that will be coming out, what I take from their trailers and my opinion if it is one to watch or not. To start here is the trailer for The Secret life of Pets. I came across the teaser for it about a year ago I believe, and it is something I was really looking forward to. As I finish up a few projects, you will see trickles of posts here and there, and I will get a chance to settle back into my old schedule!
The Secret Life of Pets is a 3D animated feature length by Universal’s Illumination Pictures, starring Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart. The story centres in on a little terrier Max (Louis C.K) who absolutely loves his owner Katie, but one day he finds his life disturbed when Katie brings home a large new sloppy friend by the name of Duke, and that is when their adventure begins. From what I take from the trailer, its looks like we are up for a witty take on the life of a pet, and the humour so far seems promising plus I most mention the cute and vibrant illustrative style!
Although, my compliments for it are a-plenty, it does feel like a rehash of Toy Story except everyone is an animal.
The Secret Lives of Pets will be in cinemas on 8th July 2016 in the United States, but for us over here in the UK we get it a two weeks earlier with it being released on June 24th 2016.