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SynthEyes Tracking for Production

Essential Tips, Tricks, and Theories with Kevin Bolivar

Kevin Bolivar takes you through SynthEyes tracking from beginning to end, explaining the theory and concepts applied to solve camera motion, distortion, and object tracks. Follow Kevin as he shows you essential tools and workflows to speed up your tracking and ship it to the next part of the production pipeline effectively.
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Interview with Elaina Scott

by Genese Davis

With seventeen years of combined experience in video games, film and TV, Lead Animator Elaina Scott, has amassed a wide range of invaluable skills and experience.
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Building a Stylized Environment, Volume 3

Ideation to Creation: Assembling the Scene in Unreal Engine with Martin Teichmann

In this final volume of a three-part series, Martin guides you through the process of assembling the scene in Unreal Engine 4. He starts by setting up the Unreal project and dresses the scene by placing all the main elements that were created in Volume Two.
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Building a Stylized Environment, Volume 2

Ideation to Creation: Terrain, Rocks and Foliage with Martin Teichmann

In this second volume of the series, Martin guides you through the creation of the rock and vegetation assets needed for a detailed game environment based off the references and block meshes created in Volume One.
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Building a Stylized Environment, Volume 1

Ideation to Creation: Blockmesh, Bridge, Castle with Martin Teichmann

In this first volume of a three part series, Martin guides you through his ideation process, reference gathering and the initial stages of development for a large environment. He creates a meaningful block mesh in 3dsMax which can then be turned into modules to split the environment creation process into small tasks.
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Interview with Gennaro Esposito

by Genese Davis

3D artist, Gennaro Esposito, is a Senior Hard Surface Modeler for MPC London whose recent work includes Disney’s, The Lion King and SONIC.
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Houdini Randomization and Scattering

with Robby Branham

In this title, Senior Visual Effects Artist Robby Branham provides a broad overview of randomization and scattering in Side FX’s Houdini 17. Houdini has several ways to generate randomization and Robby discusses the basics of HScript and VEX script through the Point SOP node and parameter expressions.
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Study at Gnomon in Hollywood

Gnomon – School of Visual Effects, Games + Animation

Gnomon helps students reach their goals in digital production through a variety of educational options, including a full-time BFA degree, full-time vocational programs, and over 100 individual courses – all taught at the heart of the entertainment industry
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Mech Design for the Entertainment Industry

with Furio Tedeschi

In this mech design workshop, Concept Artist Furio Tedeschi covers his workflow and techniques for creating concepts for film and games.
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Interview with Vitaly Bulgarov

by Genese Davis

Concept Designer, Vitaly Bulgarov is a sought-after 3D artist, whose extensive client-base includes Dreamworks, Blizzard Entertainment, LucasFilm’s Industrial Light&Magic, Paramount Pictures, MGM, Skydance Productions, Boston Dynamics and more.
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Sci-Fi Fantasy Design and Illustration

with Yohann Schepacz

Concept Artist and Art Director Yohann Schepacz demonstrates his process to create a compelling and highly rendered illustration of a feline creature using photo manipulation and painting techniques in Photoshop.
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Designing for Production in ZBrush

with Rafael Grassetti

Art Director Rafael Grassetti demonstrates his entire process of designing and creating a character in ZBrush. He explores the different tools and techniques used to sketch concepts while keeping the mindset of later creating a character for production.
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Interview with Rob Nederhorst

by Genese Davis

Visual Effects Supervisor and compositor, Rob Nederhorst, possesses unique talent and has produced critically acclaimed work on titles such as Thor, Captain American, Iron Man 2, The Day after Tomorrow, Daredevil, and Star Trek: Nemesis.
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BFA Degree in Digital Production

Gnomon’s New Four-Year Degree Program

The full-time BFA in Digital Production is designed to produce production-ready artists versed in general academic knowledge, foundational arts, and production skills. The curriculum is taught in Hollywood and covers all aspects of a 3D generalist skill set.
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Introduction to Houdini 17

with Robby Branham

In this title, Senior Visual Effects Artist Robby Branham provides a thorough introduction to Side FX’s Houdini 17. It’s an exciting time when you first start working inside of a procedural 3D environment.
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  • April 2018 The Devil’s Throne

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  • Gnomon has created a series of tutorials that will appeal to anyone interested in a career path in visual arts. The availability of these lessons represents a significant opportunity for artists everywhere to elevate their skillsets to the next level.

    Jim McCampbellDepartment Head, Computer Animation Ringling School of Art & Design
  • Gnomon tutorials are a staple in our libraries at Disney Feature Animation. Artist training is very important at Disney, and has been since the days of Walt. We rely on the tutorials to supplement our classes and to provide a more personalized schedule for the production artist seeking to broaden their skill sets.

    Patricia BeckmannManager of Artistic & Professional Dev, Disney Feature Animation
  • I'd like thank you guys for all the hard work you've done over the years. I didn't have money for college so I spent what money I could come up with on your video series. Because of your excellent training tutorials, I was able to create a reel that got me a job where I am today and I am eternally thankful.

    Matt SkonickiCinematics Character Artist, Midway Games
  • Their professors – and founders – are people who truly inspire. They don't just teach the 'how to' – they give you context, understanding and expectations of 'how to on the job'. Theirs is a practical approach to actually working in film, video and gaming. It's that amazing ideal, where art and making a living peacefully co-exist. You can certainly become a successful working artist without Gnomon, but with their pedigree, placement stats, culture and track record, why take that chance?

    JJ AbramsCEO, Bad Robot Productions, Director Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Trek, Super 8
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