cloudy, film

Lighting Roundtable

If you’re planning to be at Siggraph this afternoon, stop by the lighting roundtable from 1:45 to 3:30pm today in Room 411. I’ll be part of the panel discussing lighting techniques for computer animated films and I’ve gotten permission to show some early production images from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. See you there.


Great Failed Ideas in Production

Planning to attend Siggraph next week? I’m organizing an interesting panel to discuss some great ideas that just didn’t work out in production, presented by some of the best in the business:

The stories behind the award-winning pictures that almost didn’t make it to the big screen. It’s often said that we learn more from our failures than our successes, yet we generally only share our success stories in the context of SIGGRAPH. This session gathers respected industry veterans to discuss great ideas that “failed” during the stress of real-world production.

The panelists include

  • John Dykstra (“Star Wars,” “Batman Forever,” “Spiderman”)
  • John Knoll (“Star Wars,” Pirates of the Caribbean”) — Industrial Light & Magic
  • Apurva Shah (“Ratatouille,” “Nemo,” “Toy Story 3”) — Pixar Animation Studios
  • Bill Westenhofer (“Golden Compass,” “Narnia”) — Rhythm & Hues

Official Siggraph listing here.