Saturday, January 23, 2010

Entertainment Design Catching on in China as well as Hollywood

Last December (2009), for the first time in Singapore, four master designers from Hollywood showcased their portfolios from major blockbuster films & theme parks at the Entertainment Designers Showcase at the Asian Civilizations Museum in Singapore. In addition, they did live demonstrations of the various tools and techniques they use.

Click on the heading above and scroll down to a nice video done before the event.

Hollywood, of course, is the World center for entertainment design and Art Center College of Design in Pasadena offers the first degree program in Entertainment Design.

In The Future... is a book that showcases the first student work created in the new Entertainment Design program at the prestigious Art Center College of Design. Entertainment design requires strong industrial design, architectural and illustration skills, as the designers create characters, environments, vehicles and props. Examples of class work from such courses as Originality in Design, Character Design, Architectural Design, Visual Development and Color Theory are presented. This collection of sketches, renderings, and models created by the inaugural class of entertainment design students is a "must-have" for any fan of entertainment design and for those who have enjoyed the first Art Center student book, The Skillful Huntsman.

In another book, the second volume of Concept Design, published by Scott Robertson's Design Studio Press, seventeen guest artists are featured along with the original seven Los Angeles Entertainment Designers from Concept Design 1 to show us worlds, vehicles, monsters and creations beyond the wildest imagination. Concept Design 2 takes us on a journey into the minds of the talented and successful concept design professionals who create for the sake of creation.

In the fall of 2001, seven concept designers began work on Concept Design 1, which became the first book published by Design Studio Press. Since that time, they have continued to explore their personal artwork, which fills this new book.

With credits on feature films such as Star Wars: Episodes I, II and III, War of the Worlds, Batman Forever, Batman & Robin, Spider-Man, X-Men United, Alien vs. Predator, Minority Report, and Terminator 2 & 3, prominent entertainment concept designers created Concept Design 2.

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