College of Extended & International Education

2014 Summer Camps at Cal State Dominguez Hills!

 

For students ages 10-17
Make this your summer to develop your artistic talent in four fun-filled, creative summer workshop camps.

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Please scroll down to find descriptions of your camp.

To enroll, call 310-243-3741.
For questions: erictmail@earthlink.net/310-243-3729.

Week 1 - Web Site Design for Kids
Week 2 - Summer Camp in Video Game Design and Animation
Week 3 - Summer Camp in Advanced Video Game Design and Animation

Each camp meets 4 days, from 9:30am to 4pm with a break for lunch. The price for each camp is $279 and includes all necessary materials for in-class use. Computer camp students should bring a Flash drive to save final digital design projects.

About the summer camps designers
The three summer camps were developed by brothers Eric and Bill Teitelbaum. Eric and Bill co-created the newspaper version of the “Pink Panther” newspaper comic strip, which has appeared in international syndication for five years. The brothers served as contributing editors and cartoonists for Los Angeles Magazine, penning the magazine’s “Finale” back page for over 20 years.”

Instructor's syndicated comic strips:

http://www.gocomics.com/bottomliners

http://www.comicstripnation.com/pink-panther/pink-panther-2009-04-05.html

LOCATION
All three camps -- Video Game Art and Design, Web Site Design, and Advanced Computer Video Game Design -- are offered at California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson. Cal State Dominguez Hills summer camps are convenient for people living and working in or near Los Angeles, Torrance, Long Beach, Carson, Compton, El Segundo, Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, San Pedro, Hawthorne, Gardena, Lakewood, Paramount, Bellflower, Downey, Inglewood and other parts of the South Bay and Southern California.

Web Site Design for Kids -- Week #1
In this information-packed program, young computer artists will learn basic page building techniques for creating professional quality web sites -- perfect for family or school projects. From storyboards, digital art and page building to navigation, design and page linking, students will gain mastery of digitial techniques for designing web sites, step-by-step. By the end of the class, students will actually post their pages to the web.

Who Should Attend
Students ages 10-17

Instructor
Robert Dillworth is a new media designer whose credits include Warner, SONY and Verizon. An experienced classroom presenter, he regularly conducts workshops for both children and adults at California State University campuses across the southland.
 
Scheduled Class
Date: July 14 - 17
Time: 9:30am- 4pm
Meetings: 4
Location: EE-1202
Fees: $279
Instructor: Robert Dillworth
Course No: NCGD 135 Sec 01
Reg. No: 30533

 

Summer Camp in Video Game Art and Design -- Week #2

The Program
Does your teenager spend hours playing video games? Does he or she want to design a game or have that creative spark for making a game challenging and fun to play? Then sign them up for this introductory workshop. From the history of games to designing characters, developing a story line to basic motion and effects, this is an information- packed, fun-filled workshop for aspiring game designers everywhere. Students will also learn the step-by-step process for creating compelling digital illustrations under the guidance of instructor Robert Dillworth, a noted entertainment industry designer. From Alpha channels to masking and layers, to color and special effects, students will use acquired design skills to create compelling illustration for
logos, movie posters and CDs. Young artists will be introduced to Abode Photoshop, the
software used by leading industry professionals.

What You Will Learn
Topics covered:
• The history of computer games
• Today’s hottest games
• Designing an original character
• Storyboarding from idea to pencil and paper
• Animated effects using flash basics
• Designing backgrounds
• Sound effects with Flash

Who Should Attend
Students ages 10-17 who are interested in gaining hands-on experience with developing
graphics for videogames.

Eligibility Requirements
No prerequisites are required for the certificate.

Special Features
Courses taught by entertainment industry graphics professionals.

Instructor
Robert Dillworth, Instructor Computer Art Camp
Mr. Dillworth is both an experienced designer and classroom instructor. An entertainment
industry designer his creative credits include projects for Warner, Sony and Rhino Records.

Scheduled Class
Summer Camp in Videogame Art and Design
Date: July 21 - 24
Time: 9:30am – 4pm
Meetings: 4
Location: EE-1202
Fees: $279
Instructor: Robert Dillworth
Course No: NCGD 132 Sec 01
Reg. No: 30347

Summer Camp in Advanced Video Game Art and Design -- Week #3

The Program
This workshop will explore the advanced features of Adobe Flash and advanced game motion graphics in creating levels of interactivity for game development.

What You Will Learn
Students will develop advanced skills in storyboarding, project layout and character design while using the special effects features of Flash for creating interactive game motion graphics.
Activities will include - Understanding importance of teamwork in all phases of game development

- Developing original game plots and storylines
- Designing original 2-D characters in support of storylines
- Designing original backgrounds and scenery for story illustration
- Building digital characters using advanced features in Flash
- Applying ActionScript, the programming language of Flash, to create interactivity with your characters
- Adding sound and special effects

Who Should Attend
Students ages 10-17

Eligibility Requirements
Prerequisite: Introduction to Computer Video Game Design or consent of instructor

Special Features
Courses taught by entertainment industry graphics professionals.

Scheduled Class
Summer Camp in ADVANCED Computer Video Game Design
Dates: July 28 - 31
Time: 9:30am – 4pm
Meetings: 4
Location: EE-1202
Fees: $279
Instructor: Robert Dillworth
Course No.: NCGD 133 Sec 01
Reg. No: 30348

 

To register, call 310-243-3741.