tdu is proud to announce this August's Live, Online Workshop Series. These two-hour workshops are designed to give tdu students a direct interaction to industry professionals who are creating amazing work. The workshops will be streaming, live video sharing conversations. Each workshop will start with the featured artist presenting his or her area of expertise followed by dedicated time devoted to questions and answers. We are excited to present this opportunity to the tdu family and hope by learning from other’s experiences tdu students can be inspired to create their next masterpiece. Let’s learn and create!
$25 for one workshop / ONLY $80 for all 4!!!
August 3rd, 2014 :: 5 - 7 pm EST
Quan will discuss lighting a shot from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and hopefully a shot from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes from Weta Digital as well. He will also cover his work from The Smallville battle sequence from Man of Steel at MPC, and shots from The Smurfs 2 and Hotel Transylvania at Sony Imageworks. He will compare the different approaches to lighting scenes from these companies and discuss the positives and negatives of each approach.
August 10th, 2014 :: 11 am – 1 pm EST
tdu is proud to present The Making of Life is Beautiful featuring writer/director Ben Brand. Ben will be conducting an online presentation of the process of making this stunning short followed by time devoted to answering your questions. Ben will talk about the process he and his team went through to establish the look and feel of the film. How they developed the film from storyboard to animatic to the final film and how they came to using a very colorful look. He will also cover the development process and the design of the characters as well.
August 17, 2014 :: 11 am – 1 pm EST
This TV commercial for animal rights organization PETA sets out to convince the audience that they are watching a real-life, emotionally distraught chimpanzee held captive in a dilapidated human environment . It proves that real-life apes should no longer be used by the entertainment industry because their CG counterparts have evolved to the point where they can be realistic enough to act as a replacement.
Tom Bardwell, currently a Senior Lighting TD/CG Lead at The Mill NY, will guide the audience through how Peta was created and what obstacles they overcame along the way. This is a great opportunity to get a lighter’s point of view and see their workflow on how he and the Mill team were able to accomplish the finished look.
August 31st, 2014 :: 12 – 2 pm EST
tdu is proud to present The Making of Feral featuring writer/director Daniel Sousa. Feral is an Oscar-nominated film about a wild boy found in the woods by a solitary hunter and brought back to civilization. Alienated by a strange new environment, the boy tries to adapt by using the same strategies that kept him safe in the forest. Daniel will give you a behind the scenes look into the creation and execution of this unique and beautiful and film.