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Story in a Picture

Story in a Picture with Richard Keyes

Mondays, 7p – 10p (10 sessions)
June 3 – August 5, 2013
Location: MakeSpace Arts (2797 E. Foothill Blvd.  Ste 100,  Pasadena, CA 91107)

Tuition: $495
Level: Open to all

Status: CLOSED

The images in the majority of student entertainment portfolios are primarily descriptive. This can be appropriate for much concept design or visual development, but you are entering an industry based on narrative. Can you tell a story with your images? A large number of industry professionals have stated that they respond much more strongly to a sense of emotional involvement in student work.

Story in a Picture is designed to put more story in your images. The class will provide compositional tools to create more focused eye movement and emotional content. Assignments will be both single and multiple images in whatever medium you are comfortable in. The class will offer situations, guidelines and some other help for your stories, but your images are going to do the story telling.

• Students will know how to use compositional tools such as vectors, indices, implied cause and effect, visual tension, and incongruity to keep a viewer’s eye moving around a composition..
• Students will learn basic structures of stories and how to apply them to visuals.
• Students will be able to create a sense of cause and effect and apply it to image sequences.

About Richard Keyes
Richard Keyes has taught at Art Center College of Design for 22 years, specializing in color theory as it applies to stories. He has worked as a graphic designer since 1981 for clients such as Warner Brothers Records and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and as a color consultant for Avery Dennison, Bic and Empire Berol. He has also conducted workshops at Disney Feature Animation (“Color as a Narrative Tool”) and Disney Consumer Products, and published a DVD called “The Mechanics of Color.”

*images above are provided by former students of Richard Keyes.  The above image is courtesy of Amanda Jolly, Helen Yoon, and Alex Chen.

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