After two months of painting and filming, I finally finished all of the videos for my Intro to Digital Painting class!
That means the class is going to start now right? Well, not immediately. I have some on-site concept work I have to do, so I won’t be able to start the class until after I return. The starting date for the Intro to Digital Painting class is October 18, 2013.
There will be a one week vacation for Thanksgiving and Christmas, so the class will run through mid-January. If things run smoothly, the next Intro to Digital Painting class should start right after the first one ends. Expect the second class to start either January 31 or February 7, 2014.
The advanced class is still up in the air. I have only filmed one demo so far, which means it will probably take me another 2 months to film the rest. I’m also not sure I’ll have time to film the advanced class demos while I’m teaching the intro class, so I really have no idea when the advanced class will start. I wouldn’t expect it to start until February or April 2014 at the earliest.
If it turns out that I can’t film the advanced class while I teach the intro class, I might have to delay the start of the second intro class.
I have some stats that people might be interested in. Now don’t be confused about the working file sizes, you won’t need that much disk space. Most of the videos are between 600 MB to 1.5 GB each. I just wanted to show how much disk space I needed in order to film the videos. I actually had to buy an external hard drive to store all of the files, hah! I think the 12-week course takes up 26.8 GB for just the demos.
I’m still in the process of filming the portfolio reviews for the standard and premium students. Each portfolio review is 15-25 minutes long. I’ll be filming a portfolio review before and after the course. That way people will know how they improved and what they still need to work on.
I’m still waiting to hear back from a few people who had a spot saved in the first intro class. I sent out an e-mail to all of the people on the list for the first intro class, so if you haven’t replied yet, please reply soon or I will have to remove you from the class since there is a waiting list. I’ll send out another e-mail to the students who haven’t replied.
It has been a long journey and the class hasn’t even started, but I’m really excited about the class. Hopefully everyone has fun and learns a lot. I’ll see you in October!
Video Only Tier
There were a few questions about the video only tier, so I will go ahead and address them here.
A portfolio is not required for the video only tier. You only need a portfolio if you are taking the economy, standard, or premium tier. If you purchase the video only tier and then decide to take the full class later on, you will then need to submit a portfolio.
There are no payment plans or discounts for the video only tier. It is a single payment of $250 for the first 10 weeks of the course. That includes 24 videos.
You can purchase the video only tier at any time, you do not need to wait for the class to start. The only problem with purchasing the videos before the class starts is that if you want to post your assignments on the forum, there won’t be anyone there to look at them. Of course you can always wait until the class starts to post your assignments.
I am still in the process of uploading the videos, so you can’t purchase the video only tier just yet. The last video should be finished uploading by tomorrow.
How do you go about purchasing the video only tier? Just send me the payment through Paypal. My Paypal is firstname.lastname@example.org. If the e-mail address associated with your Paypal isn’t your primary e-mail address, be sure to include your e-mail address in the notes section. I will then e-mail you links to the videos.
Why can’t you just purchase the videos through my store? Well, I would then need to upload all 24 videos to a different server. That would quite literally take me another month to upload all of the files since I have a very slow and intermittent internet signal. I might make that an option in the future, but I’m not sure if people want to wait another month. Actually, it would be another two months because I’m leaving for 3 weeks to work on-site at WotC.