So like I mentioned before, I've been taking James Paick's Environment Design for Entertainment 1 class. It's been going pretty well and I've definitely been learning a lot and practicing things I would definitely not have practiced otherwise. I thought I'd go ahead post up my first two homework assignments for you guys to see.
It's been a struggle doing these outside of my normal job, but it's been tremendously worth it. The first two weeks have pretty much been focusing exclusively on composition, value distribution, and lighting. I think I spectacularly failed in some of these areas and I think I succeeded in others. I notice that I'm falling into comfort zones in terms of how I organize my values, but for now I'm going to try to just internalize the lessons and deal with repeating myself after I'm more comfortable with the material.
There's a little bit more on my blog and I'll probably be updating the rest of my homework assignments on there if any of you guys are interested: [link]