Learning From The Masters

Painting With Light And Color – Berkeley, United States.

Tonko House is a DIY animation studio behind the Oscar nominated 2014 short film, The Dam Keeper:…

Founded by art directors Robert Kondo and Daisuke “Duce” Tsutsumi in 2012, Tonko House have actively pursue its objective to create stories that deliver entertainment and awareness for people of all ages.

With their work experiences in Pixar and Blue Sky Studios as sketch artist, art director, production designer, film maker, visual development/color key artist, lighting art director – Robert and Dice Tsutsumi share their observation fundamentals to be a better storyteller through lighting, drawing, animation in “Painting with Light and Color with Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo”, an online class in Schoolism.

In ten video lectures, Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi have put together important curriculum to discuss the fundamentals of observing color and light as well as colorscripting and telling a story.

In the online class, both artists share their observations in lesson plan based on their past experiences in creating artwork for Pixar and Blue Sky Studios, on films such as Toy Story 3, Ice Age, and Monster University.

The online lessons can also be upgraded to have Critiqued Sessions: you receive personalized video feedback from course instructor Dice Tsutsumi as students learn from weekly lecture videos and complete scheduled assignments.

“Painting with Light and Color with Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo” consists of ten video lectures presented over 10 weeks:…
Lesson 1 – Diffused Neutral Light.
Lesson 2 – Value Simplification.
Lesson 3 – Materials.
Lesson 4 – Adjusting Values for different lighting situations.
Lesson 5 – Color.
Lesson 6 – Telling a Story.
Lesson 7 – Lighting, Atmosphere, and Other Stuff.
Lesson 8 – Telling a Story with Color.
Lesson 9 – Intro to Colorscripting.
Lesson 10 – Bonus.
You can see here below one of the making videos of “The Dam Keeper” by Tonko House:…

For more information about Tonko House:
Robert Kondo: Imdb Robert Kondo
 – Instagram @robertkondo.
Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi: Website  www.sketchtravel.com – Twitter @tonkohouse.

Tonko House: Website tonkohouse.com – Instagram @tonkohouse – Facebook The Dam Keeper – Twitter @TonkoHouseUS – YouTube Tonko House.

Source: Official Website of Tonko House — YouTube Channel of Tonko House.