Learn the secrets of great lighting with reduced rendering overheads from a Pixar lighting specialist
Years of lighting Pixar productions including Brave, Cars and Ratatouille have helped Jeremy Vickery develop an approach to lighting that reduces rendering overheads while performing all the mood and compositional roles you’d expect. He shares his techniques in this new Gnomon Workshop title, available as a DVD, download, or via subscription.
Vickery uses a lecture-based format to cover topics including the behaviour of light (with concise explanations of specularity and diffusion), camera composition and framing. He also dissects several of his own project files, including interiors and exteriors, to reveal the practical steps he takes to put his principles into practice.
Efficient Cinematic Lighting also includes a couple of Maya scene files for further study, although the ideas in the video can be applied to any 3D software.