• STORY and IMAGE  The Language of the Soul ONLINE

Start Date May 16, 2021 11:00 AM

End Date June 28, 2021 12:30 PM

Every Other Thursday, 2 Hours

Venue ONLINE

Phone 1 818 859 0269

STORY and IMAGE
The Language of the Soul
ONLINE

May 16, 2021 - June 18, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm PDT LOS ANGELES
(Subject to Change)

 

DESCRIPTION
Story and Image is an amazing one of a kind five-part lecture series with weekly installments exploring the Creative Process, the Artist’s Journey, the transformative power of Narrative, 
and what it is to be a Visual Storyteller.

"I believe we are all born storytellers with a unique, authentic story to tell. In twenty years of teaching at my alma mater, Art Center, I have been privy to many a unique creative process, and just as many relationships with the lifelong artistic journey. I have learned more by witnessing hundreds of students over twenty years of teaching than in my own journey or anything I could read in a book. What I know beyond all else is this: at some point, most artists connect their chosen craft with an authentic voice by assessing what drives them in the first place. Once honed, that voice is then connected with a sense of purpose and the circuit is completed by contributing it to humanity in some way." ~Dominick Domingo

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DOMINICK DOMINGO 

Dominick graduated with distinction from Art Center College of Design. He spent 11 years as an artist with Disney Feature Animation (Lion King, Pocahontas, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Tarzan, Little Match Girl and One by One) while illustrating Books for major publishers like Penguin, Putnam, Random House, Hyperion, Harcourt, Disney Publishing and Wizards of the Coast. He went on to found the Entertainment track at Art Center, where he taught for twenty years, while making award-winning short films and becoming a published, award-winning author of narrative nonfiction, YA Fantasy, Mythic Fiction and Magical Realism. His intimate understanding of storytelling, transformation, and the creative process is founded in having been lucky enough to see it in action every day of his adult life, and to have worked with students in finding their creative voice and mastering a conceptual approach to contributing it to the world. His workshops and lectures are inspiring, his speaking style soulful and approachable. There is nothing elitist about the creativity we all share and are driven to express!

Dominick Domingo founded the Entertainment Arts track in Art Center’s Illustration program, and taught at his Alma Mater for twenty years.
 
 
Series Schedule
 
OPEN HOUSE AMA INTRODUCTION MEETUP
May 16, 2021, 11 am - 12:30 pm PDT
Join Master Lecturerer, Writer and Instructor Dominick Domingo for this incredible free introduction and meet up. Find out what this amazing Master Lecture series is about and why it is extremely powerful for Visual Storytellers. LIVE with Q+A
 
 
 
 
STORYTELLING AND TRANSFORMATION
May 21, 2021, 11 am - 12:30 pm PDT
Storytelling is synonymous with being human. From oral tradition around the campfire, through myth, religion, the Greek Tragedies and Shakespeare, right up to the latest, greatest CG animated feature, the drive has remained the means by which we transform. This lecture will kick off the inspiring 5-part series by exploring how story provides catharsis for the individual, and by extension, collective evolution for society at large.
 
 
 
 
ART REFLECTS LIFE - THE CREATIVE PROCESS AS CARTHARSIS
May 28, 2021, 11 am - 12:30 pm PDT


How acts of creativity, novelty and innovation transform the individual on the microcosmic level and evolve society on the macro. 

 
 
 
 
MYTH AND ARCHETYPE IN MODERN STORYTELLING
June 4, 2021, 11 am - 12:30 pm PDT
 In this lecture, visual aids will tie a thread from oral storytelling tradition through 
the advent of literature, from mythology through the Greek Tragedies and 
Shakespeare to the latest effects-driven blockbuster. 

 
The lecture will illuminate the gamut from persistent (character, e.g.) archetypes, 
tropes and forms to stereotype and cliché in various storytelling formats and genres. 

 
 
 
 
STORY DRIVEN ART DIRECTION - THE NUTS & BOLTS
June 11, 2021, 11 am - 12:30 pm PDT
Beyond technique and theory, this lecture will explore how story informs and inspires everything from color script to shape design in both character and environment. How style invariable derives from thematic content and western story structure. 
 
 
 
 
FINDING YOUR VOICE
June 18, 2021, 11 am - 12:30 pm PDT
How the life journey mirrors the process of finding one’s authentic voice, flair and 
personal style. 

Connecting craft with sense of purpose 

 The difference between voice and style 

Personal brand versus adaptability/versatility
 
 
 
 
RULES:  Please note that it is prohibited to record, photograph, screenshot or distribute talks and demo's of this Online Session on any other platform. Please be respectful to the artist and the other participants in this stream.
 
NOTE: Please register at least 30 min early, as it takes the system 15-20 minutes to send the registration Zoom link. Otherwise, we cannot guarantee you will be accepted into the session on time.