|Humber 2nd Year, Sem 1 Production Art course
(Revised April 24th, 2013)
Introduction to the assignments and course outline
In this course, we will be focussing specifically on layout drawing and then later in 2nd semester, on location and prop design. Each week I will give you an environment from the Layout Examples book. You will have one week to do your research andthumbnails and then one week to complete the final layout at 11" x 17" size. This can be either portrait or landscape fomat. You can also extend the field to make it a pan as well. Diagonal setups are also acceptable.
Each of the layouts will require a minimum of two thumbnail sketches to block out the point of view you plan on doing, indicating (accurately) your horizon line and any vanishing points you plan to use. *NOTE: All perspective must be accurate at this stage. "It's just a rough" is not an acceptable excuse for bad drawing. You don't need to add all the details - objects can be drawn as basic cubes or cyclinders, but they must be to scale.
These are the locations we will be drawing throughout the semester in no particular order:
#15 Torture Chamber
You should do as much research as you can over the summer to collect images relating to the environment you will be designing. You cannot copy the images, but you can use them for reference. I suggest you get 15 folders and lable them the name of the assignment. As you collect your images, print them out and put them in the respective folders for handy review later when the assignment is handed out in class. Be careful when you search on the internet as most search engines will throw in the odd porno pictures for almost anything. (When you type in "wizard's workshop" you'll get useless stuff, so you may need to use your imagination on some of these.)
The 1st semester will consist of 15 classes with both lectures and work periods as well as one-on-one with me to look at your work in progress. Here's the class schedule:
Reviews of your work-in-progress will take place throughout the semester during each class, please follow the schedule outlined above.
Each Layout will receive a grade based on the following concepts:
Each component is worth a grade of 2.5. Marks will be deducted for perceived errors at a rate of .25%:
2.5 - Excellent, nothing found wrong (100%)
Note: If any assignment is not handed in by the deadline (beginning of class) you will be deducted 10%. If it is not ready by the end of class, it will be deducted 20%. If it has not been received by e-mail by 6:00 PM the same day it will be deducted 30% By the next day 6:00 - 50%, and by the third day 6:00 it will not be accepted for grading and you will receive 0%.