With over 20 years of experience, Jeremy Vickery has worked on very big productions (The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, Wall-E, Brave, Inside Out, Uncharted, Assassins Creed, Days Gone and more) and so definitely has some idea when he talks about lighting, colour and image composition. in a relatively short (36 min) youtube video, he now summarises a plethora of artistic tips quickly and succinctly.
Even if the name of the video - "A new way of thinking about beauty in art" - sounds a bit highfalutin, Jeremy Vickery gets to the heart of many important thoughts on image composition in this video.
He systematically addresses seven central themes (Shape, Form, Depth, Separation, Contrast, Palette and Focal Point), which in his opinion are of central importance for finding a picture "beautiful".
As a superstructure, his basic philosophy is always that a picture must be "easy on the eyes" in order to be classified as beautiful. And that this does not have to be a subjective assessment by the viewer, but that one can take into account seven concrete factors that almost universally make a picture objectively beautiful.
In his video, he then underpins his theses with many concrete examples of pictures - which makes his "seven factors" visually impressive and comprehensible.
What makes the video additionally worth watching (and listening to) are numerous little side sentences in which Jeremy Vickery includes many production experiences and further tips.
All of this makes this condensed half-hour YouTube video a free crash course in cinematic image design and is certainly not only interesting for budding concept artists or cinematographers.
If that&s not enough, there are also so-called "Speed Studies" on his channel, which can perhaps be classified as "Bob Ross for talented digital artists". In any case, rather special material for people who draw/paint a lot of image, light and colour concepts.