Getting your first sequence/shot to light can be intimidating. How do you organize your work? How can you shine as a production lighter? In this circle, we will demystify the production lighting process, discuss how to artistically complete a sequence from scratch in a feature film and equip you to be organized, creative, and prepared for what might come your way.
Here’s what we’ll cover:
We will also spend time on portfolio/reels reviews and feedback on current personal projects. I’ll give you tips on what you can improve, and how to recognize where you can improve your work (which can be on professional or personal work).
We won’t do any software demonstration or answer specific technical questions on software. This will be more of an artistic circle, but some technical aspects will be involved as well since some artistic decisions have to be made depending on what the project can afford/what is possible with the software/server capacities, etc.
In this circle, you will learn the essentials of what it takes to get started in this part of the industry. By the end of the circle, you will:
Additional topics, with the potential of having guest speakers, can be driven by the mentee’s interests.
This circle is great for students, recent grads, and people looking to make a career change who are particularly interested in the technical aspects of the industry or in 3D disciplines in general.
Entry Level (1-2 yrs of experience)Early Career (3-5 yrs of experience)
Times Per Month: Weekly Day / Time: Monday EveningsTimezone: EST
Submit a personal statement that answers the questions:
I’m a senior lighting and compositing artist at Cinesite. After graduating from ESMA as a generalist, I decided to specialize in lighting and compositing. I’ve been in the industry around 10 years and I have worked on TV series, commercials, short movies, and feature films. My most recent work includes Firehearts, Adams Family 2, Paws of Furry the Legend of Hank.I love the artistic part of my work but also the technical aspect, how to optimize, debug, and improve. Sharing knowledge and being on a team are the best things for me.
Current Title: Lighting/Compositing Artist
Studio / Employer: Cinesite