WonderCon@Home 2021 – Recommended Watches – Theme: Building on Your Foundation, Industry Panels

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By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting

Panel: Learn How to Color Comics

Panel Description: Do you know how comic books are colored? Learn about the creative art of comic book coloring as Hi-Fi’s Brian Miller (The Flash) and Dr. Kristy Miller (Femme Magnifique) demonstrate the step-by-step transformation of a comic book page from black and white to full color. Learn professional techniques for flatting, rendering, color golds, and special effects, along with top digital coloring tips.

LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxmkhIHSU0E&ab_channel=Comic-ConInternational 

Why Watch

This panel discusses how the Hi-FI Studio colors comics. They show primarily examples from DC Comics, and demonstrate how they turn black and white panels into the colored ones we know so well. They discuss tool usage, for example: the most often used programing for coloring comics is Photoshop (CMYK color profiles are used most often in comics). Photoshop is the current industry standard. They then do a full walk-through of the process, explaining how the Channels pallet acts as a storage and the Layers pallet is for the canvas, and what will end up in the final composition. They also have a book on the subject that you can find here: https://www.amazon.com/Hi-Fi-Color-Comics-Brian-Miller/dp/0985712090 http://masterdigitalcolor.com/2021/01/patreon/

Panel: “Animation Superstars: Animation’s Dominance in Film, TV, and Streaming”

Panel Description: ASIFA-Hollywood will discuss the animation industry as it evolves due to technology and social change during the current pandemic, and its ability to thrive and create more jobs than ever! Panelists will include moderator David Derks (vice president, ASIFA-Hollywood), Stephanie Sheh (voice actor/writer/producer, Netflix, GKids), Maki Terashima-Furuta (anime producer, Production IG USA), Michael Sinterniklaas (voice actor/voice director/scriptwriter, Netflix, Cartoon Network, Studio Ghibli), Chrystin Garland (visual development, Netflix), Daniel Dominquez (executive producer/showrunner, Netflix), and Brooke Keesling (head of animation talent development, Bento Box).

LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX_qsBNc_KE&ab_channel=Comic-ConInternational 

Why Watch

This is great for people working in the animation industry already. The panelists discuss a lot about changes that have happened in the industry over the last year. This panel is not really for those new to the industry, or those looking to understand the industry as outsiders. It’s really for people that are already working in the industry to better understand some of the difference sides of the community and between those working in animation.

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