Monday, April 28, 2014

CDA Summer 2014 Schedule Preview~!!

Hi Everyone,

CDA Summer 2014 public enrollment is starting up on Thursday, May 1st~!

We have a great line up with many returning
instructors along with new faces joining us this term:

Returning instructors:
- Jay Oliva   (Cinematic Storyboard)
- Brian Yam   (Intro to Environment Design) 
- Darren Quach   (Intro to Form Language)
- Mike Yamada & Victoria Ying   (Vis Dev for Animation)

New instructors:
- Helen Chen   (Figure Invention for Animation)
- James Lopez   (Intro to Animation)
- Dice Tsutsumi   (Colorscript 101 workshop)
- Karla Ortiz   (Digital Fantasy Illustration workshop)
- Ben Mauro   (ZBrush for Concept Design workshop)

If you are interested in joining in on early enrollment opportunity, make sure to join our e-mail list to receive more information:

Thanks again for your interest and looking forward to see you this Summer~!!

Kevin Chen
Concept Design Academy

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

3 Day Sculpting Workshop with Hiroshi Katagiri at Spectral Motion~!!

Our good friend and master sculptor, Hiroshi Katagiri will be teaching a 3 Day Sculpting seminar at Spectral Motion Studio - one of the leading special effects/VFX houses whose credit includes such Hollywood blockbusters as “Pacific Rim” and “Hellboy”!

The participants for this seminar will also get to have a tour inside Spectral Motion studio!
The event will be on May 17th, 18th, & 24th. Make sure to check it out~!!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Summer 2014 Enrollment Status (updated 7/19/14 1:00AM)

(*** Click on class title for art & class descriptions ***) 

- None

Analytical Figure Drawing (Fri) with Kevin Chen - Full
Analytical Figure Drawing (Sun) with Kevin Chen - Full
Animal Anatomy with Jonathan Kuo - Full
Character Design 2 with Carlo Arellano - Full
Cinematic Storyboard with Jay Oliva - Full
Composition & Cinematography with Bill Perkins - Full
Costume & Creature Design with Jerad Marantz - Full
Environment Design (Mon) with James Paick - Full
Environment Design (Thurs) with James Paick - Full 
Environment Design (Sun) with Bruno Werneck - Locked
Figure Invention for Animation with Helen Chen - Full
Head & Figure Drawing with Kevin Chen - Full
Intro to Animation with James Lopez - Full
Intro to Character Design with Jose Lopez - Full
Intro to Digital Painting with Jason Scheier - Full
Intro to Entertainment Design with Peter Han - Locked
Intro to Figure Painting with Gary Cornell - Locked
Intro to Form Language with John Park - Full
Intro to Environment Design with Brian Yam - Full
Intro to Perspective with Polina Hristova - Full
Intro to Story Development with Louie Del Carmen  - Full
Intro to Vehicle Design with John Frye - Full
Landscape Painting with James Martin - Full 
Modo for Concept Design with Vaughan Ling - Locked 
 Sketching for Environment with Ed Li - Full  
Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching (Sat) with P. Ballesteros - Full
Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching (Sun) with Peter Han - Full
Zbrush Character Creation with Ian Joyner / Jerad Marantz - Full

Color Key Design for Production with Bill Perkins - Full
Story Dev for Animation with Tron Mai  - Full
Vis. Dev. for Animation with Mike Yamada & Victoria Ying - Full

Colorscript 101 with Dice Tsutsumi - Full
Digital Fantasy Illustration with Karla Ortiz - Full
ZBrush for Concept Design with Ben Mauro - Locked

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