Aesthetic Exploration for Vis Dev with Kellan Jett


Not currently in session, select the spectate option for lifetime access to recordings from last term! 

Note: This is a feedback heavy class with a strong emphasis on homework. The best way to get the most out of the recordings is to follow along each week with the homework assignments. Later weeks have lectures and guest critiques from motion picture animation industry professionals such as Sean Sevestre, Yuhki Demers, and Willie Real. 

Having a personal voice is the most important component of a sustainable and fulfilling artistic career. In this 9-week class, we will explore ways to find and sharpen your voice, hone your aesthetic skills, learn how to apply that creative thinking, push past creative barriers and discover how to be a unique, desirable voice in the industry.

This is a visual development industry class applicable to film, games, and TV, with mock assignments covering various aspects of what the job is like:
keyframes, storyboarding, designing characters and props while exploring various styles.

Get ready to dive outside your comfort zone as we find our artistic voices together! There will be a strong emphasis on how to approach keyframes for a story, iterating on ideas, discussions about style vs. substance, sketchbook exploration, observation from life, experimentation with mediums, how to do research and analyze reference, how to approach film studies, and more!

Duration: 9 weeks
Date & Time: Starts Sunday October 15, every Sunday at 11AM Pacific, 2PM Eastern
Format: Weekly 4 hour live class with combination of lectures, demos, and feedback. Recordings will be provided within 24 hours of each class.
Skill level: Some drawing experience recommended for feedback, spectate open to all skill levels
Tiers: Receive feedback and participate or spectate (Spectators will usually have time to ask questions at the end of each class)
Materials: Sketchbook. Any digital or traditional mediums. Paintovers will be done digitally.


Kellan Jett is a Visdev artist for Animation and Games, Currently at Nickelodeon on TMNT: Mutant Mayhem, previously at Sony on Mitchell’s vs. the Machines and Across the Spiderverse.