Nikos Nikolopoulos and Damian Fennell have worked together closely for many years, creating some of the most iconic images in Cityscape Digital’s portfolio. In Chapter One of the highly rated Creative Lighting London Workshop, they come together to share with you the fundamentals of their revolutionary approach.
2 days of creative inspiration and artistic process, supported by a modest amount of technical insight into Corona Renderer and Photoshop. In the place where it all happened - Cityscape Digital’s cool Shoreditch studio.
DAY 1 | CREATIVE LIGHTING | NIKOS NIKOLOPOULOS
The Artistic Process
Being an artist isn't easy, keep at it. Nikos shares his daily process and explain why real world inspiration is so much better than technical knowledge.
Creative Lighting Philosophy
Creative Lighting is a software-agnostic philosophy whose principles can be applied in all scenarios: day, night, inside and outside, just like in film and painting. Nikos shares how the greats of Cinematography have inspired the Creative Lighting concept, and how he brought cinematic lighting techniques into an entirely different world - the virtual world.
Introduction to Corona Renderer
Corona Renderer is one of the most powerful rendering engines in the market. Nikos shares his unique creative workflow and lighting techniques for fast and happy rendering. Combine the Creative Lighting Philosophy with the power of LightMix to create visual poetry in your raw render.
DAY 2 | CITYSCAPE DIGITAL | DAMIAN FENNELL
The Imagemaking Process
Making commercial imagery is the result, whether we like it or not, of a partnership between Artist and Client (or Designer in the case of the in-house artist). Damian goes deep into how to navigate this relationship to achieve great visuals, in a session blending artistic process and creative direction skills.
The Anatomy of an Image
Analysis of the fundamental building blocks of a strong visual: composition, tone, colour, focal hierarchy.
Photoshop: The Cityscape Method
Damian shares Cityscape's own PSD structure for a clean, fast, iterative CGI workflow for sophisticated post production.
September 20 & 21, 2017, 9:30 - 17:00 BST
October 25 & 26, 2017, 9:30 - 17:00 BST
09:30 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 11:30 Workshop
11:30 - 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 - 13:00 Workshop
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30 Workshop
15:30 - 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 - 17:00 Workshop
WORKSHOP TICKET INCLUDES
Attendance for the 2 days workshop.
Take away material from the CL (Book/Sketchbook and Pencil)
Fully textured and lit scenes including all 3d assets.
High quality 3d models by Design Connected.
Coffee/Tea and light lunch on both workshop days.
Drinks at the studio on the evening of the second day.
* Bringing a group? Email us at email@example.com for group discount inquires. There is also discount available for students with valid Student ID.
* Limited seats available.
REFER A FRIEND PROGRAM
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