[#Video #Design] Designing Characters: Insights from Emma Gillette

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Designing Characters: Insights from Emma Gillette

By School of Motion
Published: Feb 21, 2024


School of Motion In this tutorial, mograph veteran Aharon Rabinowitz  how to recreate the Disney+ animated Star Wars logo using Unreal Engine. We’ll look at how to import 3D models, set up lighting, build materials, and animate it, all right inside of Unreal. Then we’ll render it out and bring it all together in After Effects (or any video editor of your choice). This is the way!

Grab the project files here: https://www.schoolofmotion.com/blog/star-wars-graphics-unreal-engine

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Punch it Chewy! Today Aharon Rabinowitz is showing you how to create Star Wars Motion Graphics inside of Unreal Engine! Watch the tutorial at https://www.schoolofmotion.com/blog/star-wars-graphics-unreal-engine

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ELEVATE YOUR ART. ????? In this podcast episode we sit down with pro illustrator Emma Gillette and share actionable tips for upping the WOW factor in character design. Tons of actionable tips! #characterdesign #illustration https://som.bz/49HHtjb


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[#Video #Design] Designing Characters: Insights from Emma Gillette

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Designing Characters: Insights from Emma Gillette

By School of Motion
Published: Feb 21, 2024


School of Motion Check out the corresponding blog post: https://www.schoolofmotion.com/blog/emma-gillette

In our latest podcast episode, Emma Gillette, a professional illustrator and instructor of the newly released Character Design Fundamentals course, shares her experiences and insights, providing actionable lessons for fellow artists and designers.

Emma Gillette – https://www.emmagilletteart.com/

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00:00 Intro
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1:20 Meet Emma Gillette
02:00 BFA from BYU
05:26 Mormonism at BYU
10:29 Sometimes You Gotta Grind
14:16 Emma’s Mission Experience
18:45 Dealing with “No”
23:05 Character Design Psychology
26:34 Shape Language
28:10 Does Anatomy Matter?
29:54 Baby Face Bias
32:31 Makin’ Motifs
36:15 Drawing Techniques
38:48 The Sketchbook is Going to the Gym
40:43 The Pull of Social Media
42:33 Illustration as a Career
48:21 What Impresses Emma in Illustrations?
50:55 Clean Dirt
53:48 Emma’s Dream Gig
55:33 How to Push Through Discomfort
59:00 Wrap Up

Show Notes
**People**
Brent Adams – https://animation.byu.edu/faculty
Sam Nielson – https://designdept.byu.edu/directory/sam-nielson
Maike Plenzke – https://www.maikeplenzke.com/
Maxine Vee – https://maxinevee.com/
Cory Loftis – https://www.instagram.com/coryloftis/?hl=en)

**Pieces**
SpongeBob SquarePants – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpongeBob_SquarePants
Encanto (2021) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encanto
Hercules (1997) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hercules_(1997_film)
Tangled (2010) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tangled
Frozen (2013) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frozen_(2013_film)
Moana (2016) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moana_(2016_film)
The Boxtrolls (2014) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Boxtrolls
Homer Simpson 3D by Miguel Vasquez – https://twitter.com/MiguelVasquez3D/status/1030481558644244480
Monster High – https://shop.mattel.com/collections/monster-high

**Resources**
Brigham Young University Animation Program – https://animation.byu.edu/


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