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Online, Dec 26 - 27 | Online
ages 18+ | Online | 2019/CF-SEQ-0196 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $345


Description

In illustrated storytelling, composition is key. This is apparent if you've ever read a comic strip, comic book or graphic novel and realized that you'd read the panels or speech balloons in the wrong order, or couldn't understand whether you were looking at a car's fender or a robot's shoulder. Trust us on this: it wasn't your fault. Many popular comics feature "dynamic" layouts with fragmented and superimposed images that can be not only difficult to navigate, but baffling to comprehend. In this course, you'll learn composition and layout techniques that allow readers to appreciate your stories and art without any design confusion or distractions. After examining work by various artists, including Tintin by Herge and Hellboy by Mike Mignola, students create their own four-page stories, with special emphasis on how subtle use of color can heighten drama and improve legibility.

Applies to: AV-E, CB-E


Instructor
  • Name: Ryder Windham (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 14 - Dec 7 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 10/13
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-DFOU-3542 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

The screen is the entryway through which we view our digital world. This introductory but fast-paced course begins with the real hardware assets (processors, monitors, memory) needed for digital design work, and from there moves on to the software tools and protocols that impact what can be viewed on the screen -- QuickTime, HTML and the components of Adobe's Creative Suite of software tools. All the elements can be daunting, but once explained, we're well on the way to digital fluency which, in turn, leads to original and unexpected visual solutions. This course enables students to better understand computer-aided design and digital workflow as we gather, preserve, modify and combine images, text and information until they comprise examples of well considered design.

Applies to: AD-R, AV-R, CB-E, DI-R, JM-R, WE-R


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Sep 16 - Dec 9 | 2-5pm | No Class: 11/26
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-DFOU-3542-02 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

The screen is the entryway through which we view our digital world. This introductory but fast-paced course begins with the real hardware assets (processors, monitors, memory) needed for digital design work, and from there moves on to the software tools and protocols that impact what can be viewed on the screen -- QuickTime, HTML and the components of Adobe's Creative Suite of software tools. All the elements can be daunting, but once explained, we're well on the way to digital fluency which, in turn, leads to original and unexpected visual solutions. This course enables students to better understand computer-aided design and digital workflow as we gather, preserve, modify and combine images, text and information until they comprise examples of well considered design.

Applies to: AD-R, AV-R, CB-E, DI-R, JM-R, WE-R


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Sep 15 - Dec 8 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-DFOU-3543 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

This course helps novice users become more confident -- and intermediate students more competent -- with computer-based design. We introduce the Apple computer and its operating system along with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, and discuss the capture, transfer, manipulation and delivery of images. Proper digital workflow is revealed through class exercises and lecture, as students learn to output content for the printed page. Completion of this course provides you with valuable skill sets relied upon by all productive graphic designers, illustrators and draftsmen.

Applies to: CB-R, GR-R, NS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 14 - Dec 7 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/24
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-DFOU-2533 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0.00 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Whether images are scanned, photographed or digitally drawn, Adobe Photoshop is the industry-standard program for manipulating them. This introduction to Photoshop focuses on combining, retouching and modifying images through class exercises and projects in which students work with Photoshop tools like the airbrush, paintbrush, cloning and pattern stamps, eraser and crop tool. By the end of the course, students understand Photoshop's capabilities and are able to handle basic file formats and layers, combine images, and create effects using grayscale, color and filters.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-R, CB-R, DI-R, DS-E, GR-E, NS-R, WE-E

Prerequisite: Digital Design for the Screen, Digital Tools for Print Design or equivalent experience


Instructor
  • Name: T. Michael Tracy (Bio)
Course Details

Fridays, Sep 17 - Dec 10 | 9:30am-12:30pm | No Class: 11/27
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-DFOU-2533-02 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Whether images are scanned, photographed or digitally drawn, Adobe Photoshop is the industry-standard program for manipulating them. This introduction to Photoshop focuses on combining, retouching and modifying images through class exercises and projects in which students work with Photoshop tools like the airbrush, paintbrush, cloning and pattern stamps, eraser and crop tool. By the end of the course, students understand Photoshop's capabilities and are able to handle basic file formats and layers, combine images, and create effects using grayscale, color and filters.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-R, CB-R, DI-R, DS-E, GR-E, NS-R, WE-E

Prerequisite: Digital Design for the Screen, Digital Tools for Print Design or equivalent experience


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Sep 16 - Dec 9 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/26
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-DVID-2827 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

This studio course covers all aspects of video production. With only a hint of the final product in mind, students begin with creative ideas that lead to script formats, storyboards, location scouting, auditions, production scheduling and defined budgets. The class then breaks into discrete production teams, each shooting and editing a short video project using digital cameras and Final Cut Pro. Camera operation, lighting concepts and audio are all covered as footage is gathered and postproduction begins. In this phase, raw footage is screened, logged and digitized before editing, which gives the project its final shape. Ultimately, students discover that digital video is no longer just for amateurs, with many filmmakers using these techniques to produce independent films that they submit to film festivals.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-R

Prerequisite: Editing Movies on the Computer


Instructor
  • Name: Melinda Rainsberger (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Sep 15 - Dec 8 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-WEB-2548 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Understanding hypertext markup language (HTML) is essential for designers who wish to implement their creative visions online, and it is also surprisingly easy to learn. Students in this course learn the HTML attributes and commands used to create webpages, link to other files or pages, format text, integrate graphics and manage page layout. After creating their projects in HTML, students learn to upload them to a Web server using file transfer protocol (FTP) software. Topics of discussion include meta-information (for helping search engines find your website), cross-platform issues and browser compatibility.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, DI-E, GR-E, WE-R

Prerequisite: Digital Design for the Screen


Instructor
  • Name: Bruce Campbell (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Sep 15 - Dec 8 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-ANIM-2571 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0.00 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

This course introduces Maya, Autodesk's award-winning 3D animation software package whose advanced architecture offers unmatched system speed and streamlined workflow. Students learn best practices for modeling with polygons, NURBS and subdivision surfaces as they complete projects that cover hard surface modeling, architecture and organic modeling. Lesson topics include organizing topology for rigging vs. sculpting and efficient workflow with instances and symmetrical objects. The course ends with rendering models for portfolios and a final presentation to fellow students.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, WE-E

Prerequisite: Digital Design for the Screen


Instructor
  • Name: Matthew E. Paquin (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 30 - Dec 11 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/28
ages 12-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-TEEN-3710 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $415


Description

If you are a movie lover, you've seen Maya in action. This award-winning 3D animation software package has advanced features that allow an imaginative artist to create the impossible, or at least the never considered. Maya has been used to create eye-popping movie chararcters like the gods, monsters and mutant heroes in The Avengers, as well as their vehicles and weapons that are always at hand. In this course, students begin with modest objectives as they are introduced to the basics of the Maya interface and the concepts of 3D modeling. During class, students complete a Maya model that, while only the first step to creating a whole new universe, highlights the possibilities of this unique tool. Given the career possibilities emanating from the study of 3D animation, why not start here?

Applies to: YA, YC, YD, YG, YM


Instructor
  • Name: Kyung Mee Kim (Bio)