Originally Posted by dylan
I am doing some matte painting DVD's for Gnomon and I want to know what you are looking for. What did you like/dislike about Dusso's? What do you want to see?
I got both of Dusso's dvd matte painting techniques and I think what was lacking in those dvds was the Technical aspect of how to approach and create a matte painting. The dvds were more focused on seeing Dusso paint and lacked some verbal explanation.
I compared the DVDs of Dusso to those of Feng Zhu and Feng had more content that he explained about how he proceed doing his work and what tools he used for certain effect and to what degree.
I think both dvds that Dusso did were for students that were more advance in practicing the art of matte painting.
I myself am a beginner at matte painiting and I think the dvds were more of an overview of the art itself than a DVD Tutorial.
It would be nice to have a set of custom brushes that could be in psd format on the dvd so that we could download it and use the same brushes that you use or at least have a good set of brushes for beginners to start painting with. Maybe add a little text file explaining what brush is used for what purpose or for what effect. Also to incorporate the same photos and psd file on the dvd from which you will work with.
It could be cool to know where you guys ( Pros ) get all those big resolution photos ?
Could you give us cool links to where we could get nice big photos.
What techniques do you use in creating matte paintings ? Meaning what is the first thing that you do when you approach a matte painting. Is there a certain way to set up your work ? Basicaly, What is your thinking process as you work ?
Give some hot and important Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts.
The following could be a quick overview of what to expect in a portfolio:
What sort of Portfolio set up would you recommend ? How many matte paintings should there be in a portfolio and what kind of matte would you recommend putting in a portfolio? ( more landscape work ? more city shots ? set extensions ? etc... )
In conclusion, I think us beginners would like to have more verbal knowledge about how you do stuff and why you do it that way. To see what kind of brushes you use and why you use a particular brush instead of another one. To have access and practice with the brushes and photos that you will use for your demo Tutorial.
I know that these are probably allot of things to ask for but I think you get the idea of what I'm trying to explain.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and thank you for sharing your knowledge in your future DVD's :)
Jean Claude de La Ronde,