8 MODULES • ONLINE • ON DEMAND • SKILL-FOCUSED

Key Frame Cinematic Illustration

with Alex Mandradjiev

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ON DEMAND, ONLINE SKILL-FOCUSED TRAINING FOR ARTISTS

In this course you’ll learn the art of key frame cinematic illustration for films from Alex Mandradjiev.

This course will consist of eight modules of on-demand lessons and demonstrations and you'll join our community of artists all working to achieve next level quality in their work.

You'll get instant access to all training and have the luxury of moving through the course at your own pace and on your own schedule. You can also download lectures and watch from anywhere without being tethered to the Internet.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

In this course, the goal 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 your imagination and inspires strong emotion. We want to express our ideas in an honest and intelligent way. 

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Course Format:  On Demand

Lecture Type:  Recorded video lectures

Assignment:  Per module

By the end of the course, you'll:

Work with composition, mood, storytelling, and lighting & color elements.

Know how to analyze films and gather references.

Understand how to break down a cinematic shot.

Know how to work with sequential frames.

CURRICULUM

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WEEK 1

Film Studies
  • Using basic breakdowns
  • How to analyze what we see

WEEK 2

Using Value & Color
  • Black & white value structure
  • Minimal use of color

WEEK 3

Color & Shape
  • Working with color
  • Shape abstraction
     
 

WEEK 4

Using Sound In Your Illustration
  • Sound through color
  • Sound through light
     

WEEK 5

Mood
and Narrative
  • Basic instincts for mood
  • Reverse engineering narrative

WEEK 6

Staying With
Your Narrative
  • Exploring depths of mood
  • Staying honest with narrative
 

WEEK 7

Finding the Hero Moment
  • Sequential frames
  • How to find the Hero Moment

WEEK 8

Capstone Project
  • Break rules and break walls
  • Be honest with your art
     
 

About your Instructor

Alex Mandradjiev

Alexander Mandradjiev has been working over thirteen 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.

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