Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Cinematic Storyboard

Jay Oliva is a director & storyboard artist in the animation industry for the past 12 years. His clients inlude Disney, Sony, WB, and Marvel. His projects includes: “The Batman”, “Spider Man”, “Thundercats”, “Teen Titans”, and many others.

In this class, Jay will cover the storyboard staging mechanics used in various films such as horror sequences, fight choreography, drama sequences and etc. The class will study clips from various directors on how they use the same mechanics with their own storytelling styles. This is a great class for anyone interested in learning more about camera staging, composition, and how to draw quick, expressive storyboards.

Cinematic Storyboard is open for enrollment. To see more samples of Jay's work, please visit:


Friday, September 12, 2008

Fall 08 term enrollment status (Updated 10-6-08)

In case you are interested, here is a quick update on our fall term enrollment status:


Creature Design with Jerad Marantz - (6 spots available)
Cinematic Storyboard with Jay Oliva

Environment Design (Monday) with James Paick - FULL
Environment Design (Saturday) with James Paick - FULL
Sketching for Environment with Ed Li - FULL
Vehicle & Mechs with John Wu - FULL
Analytical Figure Drawing with Kevin Chen - FULL
Entertainment Projects with Carlo Arellano - FULL
Intro to Character Design with Kevin Chen - FULL

Concept Design for Digital Effects with Christian Alzmann - LOCKED
Sci Fi & Fantasy Illustration with Stephan Martiniere - FULL
Style Guide & Art Direction with Bill Perkins - FULL
Laguna Fall Special Workshop - FULL

(*** For all FULL classes, there is a waiting list available. Sign up if you wish to be notified when there are any last minute openings from cancellations.**

If you have any classes you are interested, sign up soon to ensure your spot.


Kevin Chen

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Figure & Grounds Show at Gallery Nucleus

From Sept. 13th ~ 29th, 2008, I will be participating in a group show at Gallery Nucleus along with Sean Cheetham, Mari Inukai, Charles Hu and many other in the gallery's first figurative show.

If you are interested or is free around the area, please swing by and check out our pieces :)

Show start Sept 13th 7PM ~ 11PM.

Hope you can make it~!!

Kevin Chen