Video Game Design Tutoring

Course Overview

The most important, but least emphasized as a career in the video game industry, is game play, or what makes the game compelling and entertaining. This course prepares you to move from being a video game programmer, a game artist, or animator to being the influential leader of the game designing processes. This course is the most up-to-date, tightly focused method of driving your career in Video Gaming to the next level. You will be exposed to the entire game development process, from brainstorming the ideas, to establishing the focus, to writing the storytelling, to documenting the design.

  1. Construct storyboards and demonstrate carefully planned camera shots crucial to producing a superior demo reel.
  2. Use of 3D software using both software vendor designed projects.
  3. Use workflow fundamentals of creating special effects requiring dynamic simulations.
  4. Will create realistic looking materials and lighting effects plus use cameras to produce final rendered images of their animated scenes.
  5. Students will learn techniques of adding progressively refined movements to convey individual personality and behavior including effective character interactions.
  6. Learn how to set up basic facial animation and lip-syncing techniques.
  7. Learn practical skills to creating, styling and controlling the animation of fur, cloth and soft bodies as enhancements to their characters.
  8. Will provide individual guidance and constructive problem solving input in concluding animation and rendering work towards completing final demo reel.
  9. Communication, professional skills and industry practices.

Course Objectives

  1. The objective of this course is to facilitate your professional growth into the world of video game development as a Game Designer.
  2. To equip the student with the technical knowledge and skills vital for success in vocational endeavors.

Course Outline

  1. The History of Games
  2. Design Rules (aka the Player's Bill of Rights)
  3. Understanding Genres
  4. Breakout Trends
  5. Game Development Process
  6. The Business of Games
  7. Game Review Workshop

Other Information

Cost: $1999 + HST
Duration: 40 hours (4-8 hrs/day)
Grade: 5 to 12 recommended
Enrollment for additional Course or second kid - 10% discount

For More information please call us at 1-647-748-7770 or Email us at: hr@whizkids.ca