Saturday, November 18th, 2023 Posted by Jim Thacker

Tutorial: Creating Worlds for Film & TV

The Gnomon Workshop has released Creating Worlds for Film & TV, a guide to environment design for visual effects projects, recorded by architect and concept artist Francesco Corvino.

The workshop provides over three hours of video training in Blender and Photoshop.

Develop the skills that separate human concept artists from AIs
The internet is increasingly becoming saturated with photorealistic AI-generated illustrations.

But in entertainment design for a film or a TV series, a ‘nice’ visual won’t cut it, particularly when it comes to architecture: designs also need to be accurate and fully developed.

In the workshop, Corvino focuses on what separates human artists from AIs: novel ideas, functional designs, and strategic thinking.

He shares his own no-nonsense approach for creating fully realized environment concepts, designed to help artists realize their authentic vision unburdened by complex visual pipelines.

Corvino’s own workflow uses Blender and Photoshop, but to follow the videos, viewers should only basic knowledge of 3D software and Photoshop.

Discover how to create fully realized environment designs for movie and TV projects
Beginning with an analysis of a project brief, Corvino guides viewers through the initial design process, exploring how to elaborate on a functional design with effective internal logic.

He then moves to Blender to build a 3D mock-up that will provide a base for the visualization.

In the workshop, Corvino also shares his personal tricks for using sketches, linework, shading and lighting to help showcase designs.

As well as the training videos themselves, viewers of the workshop can download the images that Corvino created, for use as references.

About the artist
Francesco Corvino is an architect and concept artist who has worked extensively for the movie industry, beginning at concept design studio Aaron Sims Creative, and later at Framestore.

His resume includes the movies Thor: Ragnarok, the Fantastic Beasts series, The Martian, Game of Thrones, Birdman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Edge of Tomorrow and Maleficent.

Pricing and availability
Creating Worlds for Film & TV is available via a subscription to The Gnomon Workshop, which provides access to over 300 tutorials.

Subscriptions cost $54/month or $499/year. Free trials are available.

Read more about Creating Worlds for Film & TV on The Gnomon Workshop’s website

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