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The Art of Color and Light
CGMA - The Art of Color and Light
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Genre: eLearning | Language: English

The Art of Color and Light is an exploration in the properties of color and light under a variety of conditions. This is an essential stage in concept art that develops mood and communicates the narrative of the story by means of visual cues.
Week 1: Value: Where visual development fits into the picture of an animation pipeline.
Difference between design and color.
- How visual storytelling enhances narratives.
- Designing a painting using a value structure.
- Ranges of contrast: High contrast, low contrast, show high/low key with different accents.
Week 2: Principles of Color and Light
- Lighting Principles: Key light, fill light, reflected/bounce light, ambient occlusion.
- Shadow Principles: core and cast shadows, contact points.
- What is Local Color?
- Color relationships: How colors interact with one another based on types of light, strengths, and temperatures.
Week 3: Micro and Macro Painting
- Texture painting and Matte Painting: the micro and macro of entertainment
- Micro: The effect of light on different materials, at a close range (Shiny, Matte, Translucent, Subsurface scattering)
- Macro: The effect of light on materials, at a distant range (Use of atmospheric perspective to create emotion)
- Different lighting effects used in cinema and photography to create scale and distance through atmospheric perspective.
Week 4: Designing and composing colors
- Enhancing the impact colors will have through design and composition.
- Design and composition principles: 1. Big/medium/small; 2. Foreground/mid-ground/background; 3. Golden thirds; 4. Scale by comparison; 5. Negative space; 6. Rhythm; 7. Flow; 8. Focal point.
Week 5: Color Harmonies in Time of Day
- Unifying colors for a time of day: 1. General sky color for time of day, night; 2. Color Temperatures (The warms and cools of each color).
- Creating focal point by contrast and color.
Week 6: Color Theory
- Color creates emotion: Generally accepted theories about color and the emotions they produce. Color schemes, How to achieve emotions needed for storytelling.
Week 7: Bringing a Painting to a Finish
- Taking a key to a finish: Taking a simple image and adding complexities.
Week 8: Bringing a Painting to a Finish
- Techniques for finessing and finishing an image.

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