Jose D Hernandez presents an introductory Background Design class tailored for newcomers entering the industry, providing insights into what to expect during their initial gigs. This course zeroes in on television animation, emphasizing the principle that less is more – strategically creating around the character to drive the narrative.
Participants will delve into crucial techniques, including mastering staging, spacing, and effective groupings. The curriculum also covers the essential skill of reading and dissecting storyboards for design purposes. Over the six-week duration, the class adopts a simulated studio environment, placing each participant in the spotlight as they are tasked to showcase their design prowess.
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Background design holds a pivotal role in the pre-production phase of television animation and streaming. Without well-crafted environments, the narrative could easily come to a standstill. It's worth noting that prop design is often grouped with environments due to the fact that many designers can efficiently handle a larger workload encompassing both aspects.