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Sharon Calahan Talks Lighting and Visual Development on ‘The Good Dinosaur’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 2, 2015 at 2:32pm

Veteran Pixar DP explains how complex lighting studies and concept paintings done in Wyoming’s Big Sky country helped her capture the beauty of the outdoors in new ways never before seen at the studio.

Education & Training Headline News

Disney Vet Chuck Williams to Lead Master Class at World Animation and VFX Summit

Marza Animation president and 21-year Disney Animation Studios veteran to lead master class, ‘Disney/Pixar Storytelling Process On A Shoe-String Budget,’ on November 4 at the California Yacht Club in Marina del Rey.

Visual Effects Headline News

Pat McClung Joins FuseFX

Academy Award-nominated VFX veteran has a lengthy list of film and television credits to his name, including ‘McFarland, USA,’ ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,’ ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ and ‘Live Free and Die Hard.’

Commercials Headline News

Iron Claw Welcomes Brian Butcher as Executive Producer

Emmy-nominated Imaginary Forces alum created main title sequences for Starz drama ‘Black Sails’ and the Guillermo del Toro-directed feature ‘Pacific Rim.’

SIGGRAPH Asia Headline News

Pixar’s Ronnie del Carmen to Deliver Keynote at SIGGRAPH Asia 2015

Co-director of Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ to deliver keynote address at SIGGRAPH Asia 2015, running November 2-5 in Kobe, Japan.

Visual Effects Society Headline News

Ridley Scott to Receive VES Lifetime Achievement Award

Acclaimed filmmaker-producer Ridley Scott named recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award; master visual futurist and iconic artist Syd Mead to receive VES Visionary Award.

Voice Acting Headline News

Disney Unveils ‘Zootopia’ Voice Cast & Images

Voice cast for Walt Disney Animation Studio’s upcoming film includes Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Nate Torrence, Jenny Slate, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Alan Tudyk, Tommy Tiny Lister, Raymond Persi, Katie Lowes, Jesse Corti and John DiMaggio.

Awards Headline News

BAFTA Announces 2015 Children's Awards Nominations

Three nominations for ‘Horrible Histories’; ‘Harriet’s Army,’ ‘The Incredible Adventures Of Professor Branestawm,’ ‘Operation Ouch!,’ ‘Peppa Pig’ and ‘Sam & Mark’s Big Friday Wind-Up’ each receive two nominations.

Visual Effects Headline News

Zoic Studios Spawns Superhero Particle Effects with Krakatoa

CG VFX Supervisor Timothy Hanson and his team at Zoic Studios used Thinkbox Software’s Krakatoa plug-in to generate large quantities of particles for effects for Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’