So as some of you may know, from December 5th-19th, Gnomon will be hosting our fourth online Master Class event. I put together the line-up this summer and I honestly can't wait to watch the lectures that the artists will be putting together! This is a wonderful opportunity for us all to learn from some exceptionally talented and experienced artists including Aaron Sims, David Lesperence (Blizzard), Aaron Limonick (Naughty Dog), Jeremy Vickery (Pixar), Alex Cancado (Luma Pictures), and many more. There is so much to learn from their collective creativity, work experience and technique!
For the duration of the event, attendees will have access to a private forum where you can watch the lectures and interact with all fourteen instructors. Our last event was a great experience where we received a ton of positive feedback from the instructors, students and professionals who attended.
Now while everyone always says that free is best, of course for something of this level we just can't afford free. But we have tried to make this as affordable as possible, and if you do the math, $295 for fourteen lectures is just $21 per Master Class. But since the cost is so low, we really need to do a good job of spreading the word.
So what can you do to help? Basically we need to spread the word both online and in person. This can be via forums, communities, social networks, sharing info with fellow classmates or instructors, asking your supervisors or Art Directors if your team can get tickets, or even putting a poster up on a bulletin board at school or at work. The main thing is that people just need to know that the event is coming up and that it is something that will inspire, motivate and educate people of all levels interested in the vfx and game industries.
Now I know that we are asking for your help and that everyone has limited time... so of course we want to reward you for your help! This is your chance to earn a free ticket to the event! Here is the plan... do what you can to help and then make a post in this thread with what you did. If you mentioned it online, provide a link. If you put up a flier or poster at school or work, or on a bulletin board in an art or comic book store, just snap a photo and post it! Just please don't bombard the same spot... we don't want 30 new identical threads at a forum. We definitely appreciate you being considerate of the places you visit.
We have 40(!) free tickets from Gnomon to give away, so the first 40 people who make posts that qualify will earn their spot in this years Master Class event! The selected winners will be announced every week until December 5th.
How do you qualify? As long as your post shows that you put some effort into it, you will get a ticket. If your post says that you stapled a flier to your dog and took him for a walk, then umm... no, and you shouldn't have pets. If you tweeted about it, but only have 2 followers, then perhaps not. But if you have 50,000 followers, and that is all you did... then ok. It is a combo of what you did and the impact.
As an extra incentive... the FIVE people who accomplish the most will also get a free one year subscription to The Gnomon Workshop online subscription library, worth $500.
Winners will be announced every other week from now until December 5th. We need your help and are going to be keeping a close eye on this thread!!! So more specifically, we will announce 10 winners on October 24th, November 7th, November 21st and December 5th. The top five spots will be announced on December 5th. So once again, there will be 40 winners!
Master Class Event page: click here
Here are some items that could help you spread the word.
Zip file includes 18x24 poster, 8.5x11 Flyer, Detailed PDF and web banners. Click Here to Download
Also, here is the video for the event that you can embed/link: Click Here
So I want to thank in advance anyone who chooses to participate in this 'Spread the Word' effort for the Gnomon
Master Classes. While Gnomon has the ability to spread the word about things on some level, we have tiny marketing team. Truly, your help is most appreciated!
Thanks to all and if you have any questions or ideas, just let me know!