They are responsible for both its development and successful execution. Art Directors hold the creative conversations between the creative and technical artists, and the filmmakers, agencies and clients.
This practical workshop of Art Direction will give you new tools and insights from the practices inside the film industry to broaden your skill set.
It is an exclusive and original course designed by Creative Director Virginie Bourdin, who created the first European VFX full-time concept artist position and the first VFX Art Department for film for the leading company MPC London, in 2008.
She has art-directed many artists such as: Alberto Mielgo, Jama Jurabaev, Maciej Kuciara, Ash Thorp, Olivier Pron, Richard Anderson (flapstrapp), Matt Alsopp, Jan Urschel, Andrei Riabovichev, David Benzal, Pablo Domínguez, Franco Carlesimo and many more extraordinary talented artists.
As well as artists, she has art-directed for well-known Film Directors, Production Designers, VFX Supervisors and Prop Masters from the high-end movie industry.
This workshop is designed to develop your abilities to choose the best creative direction for yourself and others.
By giving you new tools and methods, we will build your confidence to surf on any new technological revolutions that come up throughout your career.
Through practice, without making a design per se but focusing on its ‘Art’ of direction:
This method is Virginie’s secret weapon: the Next Best Step Method. This tool has helped her resolve complex design and management situations for a very long time.
Most importantly, with Virginie and the other attendees you’ll create a safe space to look at all the newest tech, debate and decide what’s best for each of us.
This intensive practical course is tailored towards professional artists and art directors with or over 3 years of experience working with clients and/or supervisors.
Our selection process involves reviewing portfolios and resumes to create well-matched groups.
The course spans three consecutive Sundays in person, and a remote one-on-one session for each participant.
It’s Practice made into Theory: through hands-on experience with solo and group exercises, you’ll explore various contexts to discover fresh techniques for directing your own work and that of others.
Using various practices extracted from writers, advertising, animation, cinematography, management & production; all boiled down to useful original methods to boost your creativity in a relevant and efficient way. Throughout the course you'll gain a stronger understanding of your own style and develop versatility relevant to any creative field.
Review of the latest technologies that claim to enhance our workflows. This is a space to share our experiences without taboos, asking the hard questions and seeing what's truly relevant for each of us.
With Virginie you'll be able to review your strengths and work in progress, your blockages and wishes in art direction. This session will happen at the end as a conclusion of the Master Workshop.
This course is designed for artists and art directors who have worked for at least 3 years and have experience with clients and/or supervisors.
to offer you an exclusive and original course.
«After a 26 year career in the world of film as well as in advertising & animation; and as the premise of a new era of image making is unfolding,
I felt the urge to share some of my key skills in art direction. Wishing for every one of you to strengthen your art direction skills and be able to surf on any upcoming technological trend to create meaningful content.”
To deliver the class in english and castellano, Virginie will be assisted by Oriol Armengou who has 10 years experience as a language teacher and work as a Coordinator for the AOD Visuals Studio.
Joso School (Escola Joso) is more than ever a reference in the teaching of visual arts and storytelling. Some of the best cartoonists who are currently publishing have passed through its classes, as well as many incredible concept artists, illustrators and even script writters.
Joso School (Escola Joso) is right at the hart of Barcelona, specifically in the Antiga Esquerra de l’Eixample.
The city is always pioneering in creativity and adapts to all the new trends in the trends of the Visual Arts industry.
The school is considered the dean of the Sequential Arts centres os Spain.
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Webpage Image credits: artists art directed by Virginie Bourdin by order of apparition and subject:
Kronos/Wrath of the Titans/MPC by T. Nguyen/M. Tomkins, Spongebob/MPC by M. Tomkins, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by S. Levallois
keyArt/Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom by V. Petrauskas, keyArt/In the Heart of the sea by MPC art dept., keyArt/Goosebump by MPC art dept, EscapePod/Captain Marvel by P. Dominguez, Tower/Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time by O. Pron, The weird Barbie house/Barbie by blackFrog, Transformation/Cinderella by Virginie Bourdin, keyArt/Jurassic World:, Fallen Kingdom by J. Rosman, KeyArt/Captain Marvel by P. Dominguez, Lead Mimic/The edge of tomorrow by T. Nguyen, Hala City/Captain Marvel by C. Kesner, The School of Good and Evil by M. Simonetti & L. Guggenberger, Quadjet/Captain Marvel by J. Ursel, keyArt/Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom by J. Rosman, KeyArt/The School of Good and Evil by BlackFrog, KeyArt/assassins creed by A. Riabovitchev, Raccoon’s weapon/Guardians of the galaxy by G. Blaise
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