I think its about time to show off some of the amazing work our lighting team has been doing. Andrew Dehner, Mohamed Sinbawy, Adi Prabhu, Billy Jang, and Ding Wei, you guys are absolutely unbelievable. As with most films, lighting has a extremely important role to play in our story. Our antagonists actively change the color and lighting of the environment as they move through it. We laid out specific color theory and story goals in our color script, which has been the guiding document for the lighting team.
However, taking concepts outlined in 2D paintings and executing them in 3D, consistently across 53 shots is a MASSIVE undertaking. The number of technical hurdles Andrew and his team have overcome is mind boggling. Thank you so much guys, for constantly pushing through, and making this film better. I think the work speaks for itself =) Also on display in this shot: amazing animation by Leslie Bristow, and of course, the fantastic matte painting by Agnes Asplud.
All our lighting and shading is done in Pixar’s RenderMan 4.