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Becoming A Concept Artist For Live-Action Film Or Visual Development

The circle will look at the world of freelance concept art and storyboarding, exploring the various professional paths for artists in film/vfx/animation/games.

Key points we will focus on in our circle:

  • The difference between live-action film vs animation and how the fields interconnect
  • Post-production concept art for VFX
  • Working from home, how to meet deadlines
  • Networking and Professional Practices
  • Visual development, before the green light

Mentee Criteria

Exp Level:
1-3 years experience
3+ years experience

Ideally someone who would like to focus on visual development or storyboarding, but if you are just curious and would like to explore your options, all are welcome. Mentees can submit samples of their work if they prefer.

Meeting Times & Dates

Please note: Meeting times and dates are subject to change by your Circle Mentor

Times Per Month:  Twice per month

Dates:  9/9, 9/23, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 11/18, 12/9

Meeting Times:  5:00-6:00pm PST

Circle Leader

Vicki Pui

Originally from a classical animation background, Vicki is currently a freelance concept artist for live action feature films. Previously, she has also worked as a storyboard artist in both animation and live action.

Some of her recent credits include Black Panther, Aquaman, Suicide Squad, Shazam!, Spiderman: Homecoming, Godzilla, Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak, Thor Ragnarok, and the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984. She has recently wrapped on Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming Nightmare Alley and Disney’s Peter Pan and Wendy.

Title/Expertise:  Concept Artist & Storyboard/Animatics

Company:  Marvel Studios

Location:  Montreal

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