THE STATE OF THE INDUSTRY
THE REALITY OF THE INDUSTRY IN TODAY’S AGE IS THAT ARTISTS ARE EXPECTED TO COME READY-MADE WITH AN ENTIRE ARRAY OF SKILLS & DISCIPLINES IN THEIR TOOLBOX, READY TO TACKLE ANY ASPECT OR PHASE OF THE CREATIVE WORKFLOW. WHETHER YOU ARE AN ANIMATOR OR DESIGNER, COMPOSITOR… THE TRUE MASTERS OF THEIR CRAFT HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE & ABILITY TO EXECUTE AT EVERY LEVEL. WE ARE TRAINING THE NEXT GENERATION OF MASTER-LEVEL ARTISTS.
WE BELIEVE THAT A SYNERGY OF SKILLS WITHIN THE DESIGN-VFX COMMUNITY IS ESSENTIAL TO OBTAINING SUSTAINABLE SUCCESS AND GROWTH IN THE INDUSTRY. IT IS OUR MISSION TO DEVELOP THE MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ARTIST, ARMING YOU WITH THE TOOLS, DISCIPLINE, AND COLLABORATIVE SPIRIT THAT WILL POSITION YOU TO WORK AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF THE DESIGN & VISUAL EFFECT INDUSTRIES.
THE ASC APPROACH
We pride ourselves on a design-first approach to creature & world-building that develops iconic characters from visionary concept to on-screen debut... Our 'Sketch-to-Screen' workflow combines the best of concept design, rapid prototyping, pre-visualization and visual effects, resulting in unforgettable creatures, worlds, and visual storytelling.
OUR METHODOLOGY HAS BEEN TRIED & TESTED IN OUR COLLABORATION WITH THE INDUSTRY’S TOP FILMMAKERS & STUDIOS, NO MATTER THE SCOPE & SCALE OF THE PROJECT. WHILE A SINGULAR FOCUS ON A SPECIFIC TOOL OR SOFTWARE MAY DEEM YOU A ‘SPECIALIST’, THIS OFTEN LIMITS YOUR DON’T THINK OF YOURSELF AS MERELY A COG-IN-THE-WHEEL, BUT THE MASTER OF YOUR CRAFT READY TO ENTER & TACKLE THE INDUSTRY. IF YOUR GOAL IS TO MAKE YOURSELF BETTER-EQUIPPED AND DESIRABLE FOR THE TOP DESIGN & VFX HOUSES IN THE INDUSTRY, THIS COURSE Is FOR YOU.
WHO IS IT FOR?
For artists, filmmakers, producers, and dreamers... If you have a vision, we can help you bring it to life through immersive visualization techniques that are utilized in our award-winning designs & VFX.
Whether you consider yourself a beginner or industry-veteran, our 'Sketch to Screen' workflow is designed to educate and inspire you to bring franchise-level characters, creatures, and worlds to life through a multi-faceted digital workflow. These tools are essential to developing skills as a well-rounded artist and the complete mastery of your craft.
SCENARIO 'WORKFLOW' BASED LEARNING
Our approach immerses the learners in real life or situational simulations or learning experiences that allow them to gather skills and information that they will recall and apply in real-world professional settings.
Realism - Cultivating an authentic learning experience in a professional setting that enables students to think and perform within the real-world constructs of creative assessment & direction, timelines, managing deliverables, etc.
Learner Centric - This course will draw upon the learner’s core strengths by employing learned techniques & skill-sets, while nurturing and developing the weaker points of their craft.
Applied Learning Strategies - Each scenario (learning module) is designed to incorporate skills & knowledge in strategic progression, allowing learners to apply these tools to current and subsequent tasks.
Interactive - Allowing learners to become fully immersed in the task and scenario, just as they would be in a professional studio.
Motivation - Students are motivated and challenged to learn & apply their skill set to the scenario at hand, as well as implementation on their own future projects, bids, and assignments.
Exclusive Access to the ASC Studio
Studio Welcome Event - Artist Meet & Greet + Portfolio Reviews
2 Full Days of In-Depth 'Sketch to Screen' Workflow Demonstrations & Presentations
(Lunch & refreshments will be provided each day)
One-on-One Artist Review & Evaluation Sessions
(Each student will be provided personal critique on DESIGN and VFX artist prompts)
Entry to ASC Mentorship Program
(One student from each workshop will be selected based upon their portfolio evaluation for placement in our official ASC Mentorship program)
Exclusive ASC Gift Bag
Unlimited Access to Digital Masterclass Recap Video + Materials
'Welcome to ASC' Evening Reception
Sponsored by FOUNDRY
We welcome you to ASC Studios for a personal meet & greet with your workshop mentors and fellow ASC artists. You will be treated to an exclusive tour of our facility accompanied by refreshments and appetizers as you mingle and meet with our artist team and your first artist-prompt, which will be reviewed at the conclusion of the three-day workshop.
PHASE 1: PRE-PRODUCTION
LAYOUT & KEY SCENES
DIGITAL PROP & ASSET DESIGN
DAY 1 RECAP
DESIGN ASSIGNMENT 1
ONE-ON-ONE ARTIST REVIEWS
PHASE 2: PRODUCTION
ASSET CAPTURE + VFX PLATES
PHASE 3: POST-PRODUCTION
ANIMATION + MOTION TESTS
LIGHTING + TEXTURING + RENDERING
DIGITAL MATTE PAINTING
DAY 2 RECAP
VFX ASSIGNMENT 1