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Lighting for Animation by Michael Tanzillo, Jasmine Katatikarn

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When done well, lighting can bring beauty and magic to a shot. © Disney.

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Why we Light

Animated films are born when skilled and passionate artists merge their talents to build a story within a universe of extraordinary possibilities. Designers dream up the world, modelers build the world, riggers give the world the ability to move, and animators make the world sing and dance. It is the job of the lighter to make that world beautiful; to give it shape and life and an unmistakable soul. Lighting is about taking geometry and transforming it to create a setting the audience can submerse themselves into, thus allowing the film to take them on a journey. ...

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