A FUTURE FEATURE ARTIST

with DANIELE TOSTI

Get inspired and boost your professionals’ skills by Image Engine’s Lighting Department Supervisor with over 20 years of production experience.

“A Future Feature Artist” is a presentation about proven methodologies and work diagrams specific to today’s content-creation production pipelines, namely perception, composition, lighting, color, and work practices for artists in film and television.
The core of the presentation focuses on Daniele Tosti’s implementations and observations on work cycles along his 25 years career and on how they closely depend on and interact with other disciplines and departments.

Various production examples are analyzed throughout the panel using a cost-effective mentality thread. The objective of these lectures is to enhance both new and established studios’ delivery methods through basic guidelines, innovative solutions, and open technical discussions.

It is based on 25 years of production experience and collected into a lecture series of 15 hours and 300+ slides, which can be tailored down to smaller dedicated panel discussions, the complete review covers these main topics.

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5-Day Masterclass

January, 2023

Intermediate
Advanced

Live streaming

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

The Masterclass was designed to inspire new and older generations to become better and more profitable digital artists.

MASTERCLASS SYLLABUS

PERCEPTION
FUNDAMENTALS

2 HOURS

In this introduction, we will focus on how we perceive the world: physiology and psychology, as well as physiology vs technology, and how to use perception to our advantage. In the end, we will see how these guidelines apply to some production case studies.

LIGHTING: STRUCTURE
BREAK DOWN

2 HOURS

Why light is one of the most challenging elements in GC history? In this module, you will understand the measuring of light, motivated vs physically based lighting, 3-point lighting, the 4 fundamental lighting setups, and how to shape the scene.

SCENE
COMPOSITION

2 HOURS

In this part of the program, you will find a guide to composition fundamentals, lighting priorities, and scopes. Scene deconstruction and construction, defining focus, and visual hierarchy. The composition is the ultimate guide that rules perception and lighting.

COLOR: THEORY
BUT PRACTICE

3 HOURS

Have you ever wondered: When did we define color? How do we define color? How do we define color? Physiology, technology, and metamerism. CIE-1930, spectral power distribution, lines of emission and absorption, gamuts and LUTs, HDR, pointer Gamut, and Rec-2020. The color harmony guidelines. All elements are fundamental to understanding modern production.

BEST PRACTICES FOR
TECHNICAL DIRECTORS

3 HOURS

In this module, we will investigate production pipelines from a technology, budget, and creative perspective. These are some of the topics covered:
-dealing with long daily cycles; lighting cheat-sheet; when to invest in development; investing in continuity elements; technology vs budgets vs creativity.
– pipeline fundamentals and flow; defining show, sequence; key and shot level elements; the key advantages of a destructive pipeline environment; and modular levels.
– minimizing shot and production costs using a projection network; pushing versus pulling published data; and naming conventions.

BEHIND THE
ARTIST'S SUCCESS

3 HOURS

With this last module, you will understand all the fundamental key points of educating the artist about business; EQ vs IQ; Batman’s Impostor syndrome; overtime vs passion; leadership vs management; our career as a commodity. The artist’s cost of working, getting hired, discussing money, and finally how to keep your job.

MASTERCLASS SYLLABUS

Meet the instructor

DANIELE TOSTI

Lighting Supervisor at IMAGE ENGINE

Daniele Tosti is a creative Supervisor, developer and manager with over 20 years of production experience in various fields of the entertainment business.
Covering multiple Production roles, such as CG Supervisor, Art Director, Lighting Supervisor, LookDev Lead, and Lead Technical Director, he has led and managed large teams to successful deadlines in various production types: from video games, to broadcast television and theatrically released feature films.

DANIELE'S FEATURED PROJECTS

What are Masterclass PRO?

Are unique and rare paths, held by professionals of the highest level who make available their decades of professional experience on vertical and in-depth topics.
To bring you to the next level.

KEY ELEMENTS

The best way to learn and get inspired and involved with our short-programs from the best industry-leading instructors in an immersive environment, with personalized advice, reviews, and project work.

 
  • Inspirational and in-depth training
  • Immersive experience
  • Higher value- time
  • Professional growth
  • Networking

(2 x payments)

 

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