Course overview Course overview
Build a stronger portfolio
This mentorship is designed to be tailored to each student's goals and challenges as character designers--regardless of style or medium (animation, live action film, or games)--and to help each student build a stronger, more professional character design portfolio. With professional experience in both animated and live-action films, Lead Character Designer Sang Jun Lee (Blue Sky Studios) will guide students through a focused path forward so they can work toward their individual goals and tackle their own particular artistic challenges. Through one-on-one mentoring over a series of group sessions and lectures, Sang Jun will work with students to refine their existing work, design new characters, explore style and shape language, and ultimately create a cohesive body of work for their portfolios and future projects. In preparation for the first live session, students will submit their most up-to-date portfolios during the orientation period/Week 0 of the course. *Please note: an application is required for this course. The first round of Fall Term applicants--those received prior to August 31--will be notified of application status no later than September 7. The notification date for the second round of applicants is to be determined.
Character Design Portfolio Mentorship WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
The more you know, the better.
Prepare to meet your master.
Sang Jun Lee received his BFA in Illustration at the Academy of Art University in California. After graduating, he continued to explore his imagination by specializing in creating style of visual look of character, creature design and Illustration for live action film, feature Animation, commercial and game studios. His clients have included Industrial Light & Magic, Lucas Film, Blue Sky Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment, and Electronic Arts. His film credits include Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars Episode III, Men in Black II, Hulk, War of the Worlds, Dr Seuss' “Horton hears a who”, Rio, Epic, Rio 2, The Peanuts Movie, and Blue Sky’s 2017 feature film release, “Ferdinand”.
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Fall TERM Registration
Jul 27, 2020 - Oct 12, 2020
He's been very informative and was accommodating. Easy to follow, solid feedback and lectures made me think outside of the box.
He was always very encouraging but also offered great draw-overs showing potential for growth.
I was very happy how my work came out with the guidance I received!
This course helped me THINK differently as a designer, and I know my work has improved tremendously because of it.
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What makes this learning experience unique?
Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industries best artist.
1+ Year Access
Enjoy over 365 days of full course access. This includes all lectures, feedback, and Live Q&A recordings.
Certificate of Completion
Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.
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