MAAA409, GADA409, FX4802: Portfolio Production

In this course, students will improve three existing projects for inclusion towards their demo reel. The first four weeks of the quarter will be spent revising the work, with a midterm assessment on Week 5. The latter half of the course will focus on developing each student's brand and marketing elements in digital format: portfolio book cover and process, logo identity, business card, website and leave behinds. If you have a question or concern, please contact me. I generally respond to e-mails within a few hours of receiving them.

Course Week-by-Week Breakdown
Week 1: Intros / Ice Breakers. Graduation Requirements Checklist
Week 2: Project assessment by faculty. You must bring at least 6 existing projects you have already completed, for review today. Syllabus Contract (signed) due.
Week 3: Studio Time
Week 4: Studio Time
Week 5: Project Presentation: Project rubrics. Blur Studios Paper
Week 6: Branding Lecture / Discussion.
Week 7: Business card comps due.
Week 8: Leave-behind designs due. Flatbook covers and layouts due.
Week 9: Studio Time. One-on-One Help.
Week 10: Studio Time. One-on-One Help.
Week 11: Final presentation: Marketing Presentation Deliverables. The Grading Rubric.
Kick Butt Resources
Demo Reel Tips from Carlos Baena Demo Reel Do's and Don'ts The Scratch Post (Excellent resources!)
20 Character Design Tips PSDtuts Excellent Designer Portfolio Examples
Character Design (Interviews with Designers) The Illustration and Cartooning Blog Pina Zingaro Portfolio Cases
Stephen Silver (Character Designer) Cedric's Blog-O-Rama! John Krifaluci's Blog (Ren and Stimpy creator)
Step-by-Step Flash Video Encoding Epic Character Description Generator Character Description Generator
Student Process Blogs
Vaneese Smart* Kelly Saucier* Stephanie Rattanachane
Eddie Betancourt Andy Glazar Elizabeth Bacheller*
Lena Kridle Zulaida Lopez Kevin Lam
Sherida Williams Amethyst Blackburn Tony Guagliardo
Bryan Naughton Cameron Wilkerson Zaul Rodriguez*
Juan Davila Keenan Daniels Najja Porter
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