In week one, Bill will give you an overview of the visual components and primaries of design. You will look at the figure-ground relationship. Then, you will learn about the importance of dominance and subordination in the design of film stills.
In week two, you will explore how to achieve shape clarity and distinction. Bill will review the concept of dominant vs. subordinate and lecture on Notan vs. Chiaroscuro. You will learn how to utilize line, mass, and form to create image clarity.
In week three, Bill will teach you how to utilize tone as a visual component. You will learn the concepts of Major and Minor keys that allow you to break down tonal relationships.
In week four, Bill will lecture on the importance of both visible and implied lines in visual storytelling. You will learn how to lead the viewer’s eye around the picture frame and effectively deliver your narrative.
In week five, you will learn the importance of rhythm within your compositions. You will also examine how rhythm can go beyond the composition to fit into character design.
In week six, you will discover how to utilize color in visual storytelling. You will learn how to identify color relationships and apply contrasting colors to drive character development.
In week seven, Bill will lecture on how subtext makes your visual storytelling more engaging. You will learn the effects of framing an image. Then, you will discover that adding or subtracting details will affect how the image reads to the viewer.
This course is appropriate for intermediate and advanced levels.
This course includes downloadable assignment PDFs, that help you practice the materials taught by instructor Bill Perkins. Keeping up with these assignments will maximize your learning outcomes.
A material PDF list is linked in each lesson under the description. Please check the file to see what you need to prepare.
All New Masters Academy courses are designed to be done traditionally or digitally. Software changes constantly, but the fundamentals stay the same. It will be up to you to translate the information that you are learning to your software of choice.
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