Art Direction and Creativity in Movement

A course by Flaminguettes
Creative directors. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined May 2016
, Creative directors

Learn the secrets of set design, animation and video post-production to create a still life

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (236)
  • 5597 students

Learn the secrets of set design, animation and video post-production to create a still life

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (236)
  • 5597 students
  • 22 lessons (3h 30m)
  • 18 additional resources (13 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access forever

In this course you will discover the definitive recipe to exploit your creativity. With the help of Daniela and Mara - a creative duo known as Flaminguettes, which has captivated major brands such as Air France, Cirque du Soleil, Nike, Adidas or Sony - you will explore your personal tastes to achieve solid concepts and powerful images.

You will learn to give new meaning to objects and to model your creativity. You will discover how to process your ideas and turn them into powerful contemporary still lifes to which, in addition, you will add a touch of movement.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. The project
  • U3
    U3. Create a still life that represents your favorite food
  • U4
    U4. Prepare your still life
  • U5
    U5. Make your Still Life in Motion
  • U6
    U6. Final retouching
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You will begin by knowing the work of Flaminguettes and his visual references. They will also talk about the history of the still life and how to update it with contemporary elements.

Through a blog you will collect the elements that most inspire you. You will channel all that creativity into a series of inspiration boards that will help you define the style, the color palette and have a first idea of what your final composition will look like.

Daniela and Mara will guide you through the incredible world of set design. They will teach you how to get and create your own props , bases, backgrounds and all kinds of elements that you may need for your still life.

You will learn what a breakdown and the importance of this document when preparing the shooting and that you do not forget anything.

Once you have all the components of the set ready, you will get fully into the shooting; you will place each element in its place, you will prepare the lighting and finally, you will add the elements in movement to your still life.

To finish, you will enter the post-production phase, at which time you will make the necessary digital adjustments so that the piece ends up being perfect. You will work the images in Photoshop and After Effects and you will learn how to make a render of your animated still life in order to share it with the world.

What is this course's project?

After immersing yourself in the pool of your creativity, you will create a still life of the 21st century in which you will include elements in movement. You can use this technique for product photography, publishing, digital art or whatever you can think of, the limit is what you put.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

To visual artists, designers, photographers, illustrators and anyone interested in giving free rein to their creativity.

Requirements and materials

It is advisable to have basic notions of photography. In addition, you will need to have an intermediate level of Adobe Photoshop and After Effects.

With regard to the materials, you will need a digital camera that captures both photo and video, a tripod, a computer in which you have installed After Effects and Photoshop, a basic stationery kit (pens, markers, pencils, rubber bands ...), a notebook and all the props and curious objects you can find.

New to Adobe After Effects? In that case, we recommend taking Domestika Basics courses to learn how to use the software: Introduction to After Effects.


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A course by Flaminguettes

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Flaminguettes is a multidisciplinary duo, formed by Mara and Daniela, in constant search to exploit their creativity from an extremely personal point of view.

Open to all types of disciplines and specializing in high quality concepts, Flaminguettes embark on animation, video, installation and design projects working for national and international clients such as Air France, Cirque du Soleil, Nike, Adidas, Victoria, Sony, Bissu and the Botanical Garden of Culiacán, among others.

Since the end of 2015, they belong to Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) - an international association that brings together the best graphic artists and designers in the world - representing Mexico.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    The project

    • What are we going to do?
    • The 4 essential ingredients of Flaminguettes for a good project
  • U3

    Create a still life that represents your favorite food

    • Choose your favorite food
    • Journal of experiences
    • Theoretical and visual research
    • Define your concept
    • Choose your favorite elements and resignify them
    • Bring an unexpected element to your composition
  • U4

    Prepare your still life

    • Inspiration Board, color palette and sketch
    • Search your props and funds
    • Plan the movement of your still life
    • Get and choose your materials and photo / video equipment.
    • Breakdown
  • U5

    Make your Still Life in Motion

    • Mount your composition
    • Capture the movement
  • U6

    Final retouching

    • Retouch I
    • Retouch II
    • Compound I
    • Compound II
    • Render
  • FP

    Final project

    • Art direction and creativity in movement

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  • Learn at your own pace

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  • Learn from the best professionals

    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

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  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Art Direction and Creativity in Movement. Design, Photography, Video, 3D, and Animation course by Flaminguettes

Art Direction and Creativity in Movement

A course by Flaminguettes
Creative directors. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined May 2016
  • 98% positive reviews (236)
  • 5597 students