Thursday, March 10, 2016

Zootopia Color Keys/ paintovers.....etc

        Zootopia in so many ways is a groundbreaking movie, from its message in the way we view and judge each other through to its game changing animal animation raising the bar on what is possible. The Lighting team was fantastic, and in most cases  was able to take verbal direction and deliver amazing results.All the other departments also delivered way beyond what we could've hoped or wished for. I'm still happy as a pig in sh*t that I was involved.

I post this in the spirit of showing the thinking process that we had in directing the lighters. Though these are retouched or minorly painted by myself, in all cases
they are under the supervision of Dave Goetz, my friend and colleague (and boss) and Brian Leach- our director of Lighting and Cinematography. My apologies to anyone left out.

Early staging keys  pushing big values and shapes

Look of Picture Tests-painted over already beautiful lit sets but pushing separation of values and silhouettes and atmosphere. Little Rodentia by Diana Zeng, and Tundra Town by Amol Sathe. Minor photoshop painting by yours truly

Color Key for the Manchas goes wild seq. Painted over existing rough lighting

                                                         Very early Jumbaux Pop key

Welcome to Zootopia. Early paintover for color atmosphere and staging. Painted over rough lit shot
by Gina Lawes

                                Painted over a shot by Greg Culp and lighting lead, Diana Zeng

                                      Zootopia police department- lighting lead Gina Lawes

Jumbaux Pop-Lighting lead Mark Siegel

 Homesick Hopps-Light lead: Alex Nijmeh. This was our initial key for how dismal her apartment lighting was after her bad day on the job. The Final lighting is far better than this-which is how you want it!!

                                              FruFru's wedding-lighting lead: Diana Zeng

Another very early paintover, for staging and color. Painted over some very well developed lit keys by one of our lighting leads, Gina Lawes. Mainly adding shadow color, atmosphere, vignette

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Zootopia Official Teaser Trailer #1 (2016)

Our first trailer!!!
Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Jared Bush directing/story
Dave Goetz: Production Designer
Matthias Lechner: Art direction of environments
Cory Loftis: Character design
Brian Leach: Lighting
Renato Dos Anjos: Animation Lead

Many more wonderful people creating the magic…you'll have to wait and see!!

ZOOTOPIA at Annecy

Its been ages since I last posted anything on my blog…sorry about that. What you may ask have I been working on?
That would be Zootopia.

Here's a taste of what is coming….enjoy!!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

James Martin

Every now and again I like to showcase friends that I think are just plain…excellent.
My long time friend and colleague, James Martin has been at both Dreanworks and Disney and is superb in both 3D look treatments and a terrific traditional artist as well. James just finished working on the block-buster movie, How to Train Your Dragon II

Check it out!!!