Events

The Making of Maleficent

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Join Gnomon, Director Robert Stromberg and Concept Artist Dylan Cole for a special behind-the-scenes look at the visual effects for Disney’s recent live-action blockbuster Maleficent. Robert and Dylan will share their experience re-imagining Sleeping Beauty for contemporary audiences, and their process for developing the look of the film, from their earliest pitches to final matte paintings.

Seating is first-come, first-served, so please arrive early for the best seats!

Schedule
Thursday, June 26th, 2014
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Meet and Greet
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Presentation
Where
Gnomon School of Visual Effects
1015 N. Cahuenga Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038
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Artwork by Dylan Cole:

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Special Guests

Robert StrombergRobert Stromberg 
DirectorAs a visual effects artist and production designer, Stromberg has worked with Hollywood’s top directors including Steven Spielberg, Steven Soderbergh, Peter Weir, James Mangold, Rob Marshall, Tim Burton, James Cameron and Sam Raimi. Stromberg won back-to-back Academy Awards for Best Art Direction for Avatar and Alice in Wonderland and Emmy Awards for his visual effects supervision on Boardwalk EmpireJohn Adams and the Star Trek television series. He recently completed his directorial debut,Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie, for Disney.

 

 

 

 

Dylan Cole

Dylan Cole 
Production Designer, Concept Artist and Matte PainterProduction designer, concept artist and matte painter, Cole has contributed art to over fifty films including AvatarAlice in WonderlandLord of the Rings: Return of the KingTron: LegacyTransformers: Dark of the MoonJourney 2: The Mysterious Island and Oz: The Great and Powerful. Dylan also wrote and illustrated the children’s book, The Otherworldy Adventures of Tyler Washburn, which is being developed for screen by Hydra Entertainment. He was recently the Co-Production Designer for Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie, and is currently the Co-Production Designer for Avatar 2Avatar 3 andAvatar 4.

Events

Overcoming Insecurity: A Talk with Tomáš Jech of Riot Games

being-insecureThroughout his career, Tomáš Jech has had the great fortune to work alongside some of the most talented creative professionals in the world. But creative work is always a struggle, and innovation comes with a host of fears and insecurities to overcome. On June 19 from 7-9 p.m., Tomáš will be at Gnomon to share his experiences with insecurity and his tips for maintaining an innovative environment in the ever-changing industry of game development. He’ll address questions relatable to both seasoned and up-and-coming professionals including: What is burnout? How can burnout be avoided? How can communication be more effective?

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served, so please arrive early for the best seats!

Schedule
Thursday, June 19th, 2014
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Meet and Greet
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Presentation

Where
Gnomon School of Visual Effects
1015 N. Cahuenga Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038
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Special Guests

Tomáš Jech
Tomáš Jech 
Senior Animator, Riot GamesTomáš Jech is a professional animator in the video games industry. He currently holds the position of Senior Animator at Riot Games on League of Legends. Prior to joining Riot, he interned in animation at Pixar, animated on Halo: Reach at Bungie Studios, and was an animator at Blizzard Entertainment.

Coming Soon

Sculpting a Dragon with ZBrush

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Instructor:  Maarten Verhoeven
Format: DVD-Video, Digital Download, Online Subscription

Latest Digital

Design Techniques for 3D Concept Art

Design Techniques for 3D Concept Art

The Gnomon Workshop is pleased to announce the release of “Matte Painting Techniques for Concept Design” with Gavriil Klimov. In this DVD, Gavriil Klimov guides us through his pipeline and workflow to create sci-fi 3D concept design using 3ds Max, Keyshot and Photoshop.

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This title is available as a digital download and is also featured in our training subscription plans.

Events

Gnomon Master Classes 2014: June 23rd – July 6th

Master Classes 2014

Master Classes 2014: June 23rd – July 6th

14 Exclusive Online Classes Covering Concept Design, Visual Effects, Games and More. Read More »