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Lighting for Animation by Michael Tanzillo, Jasmine Katatikarn

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Still from the animated short Edmond était un âne (Edmond was a Donkey). Property of Papy3d/ONF NFB/ARTE.

5

Dissecting a Well-lit Shot

Now that this book has discussed both the technical elements and the workflow of the lighter, it is time to dedicate the rest of the book to the artistic side of lighting. Training the lighter’s artistic eye by understanding what makes a well-lit shot is the most important element to being a lighter. Knowing the technical information and workflow will only get an artist so far. It is this artistic understanding and implementation of those skills that elevates one lighter above the rest.

New lighters have a tendency ...

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