Zootopia in so many ways is a groundbreaking movie, from its message in the way we view and judge each other through to its game changing animal animation raising the bar on what is possible. The Lighting team was fantastic, and in most cases was able to take verbal direction and deliver amazing results.All the other departments also delivered way beyond what we could've hoped or wished for. I'm still happy as a pig in sh*t that I was involved.
I post this in the spirit of showing the thinking process that we had in directing the lighters. Though these are retouched or minorly painted by myself, in all cases
they are under the supervision of Dave Goetz, my friend and colleague (and boss) and Brian Leach- our director of Lighting and Cinematography. My apologies to anyone left out.
Early staging keys pushing big values and shapes
Look of Picture Tests-painted over already beautiful lit sets but pushing separation of values and silhouettes and atmosphere. Little Rodentia by Diana Zeng, and Tundra Town by Amol Sathe. Minor photoshop painting by yours truly
Color Key for the Manchas goes wild seq. Painted over existing rough lighting
Very early Jumbaux Pop key
Welcome to Zootopia. Early paintover for color atmosphere and staging. Painted over rough lit shot
by Gina Lawes
Painted over a shot by Greg Culp and lighting lead, Diana Zeng
Jumbaux Pop-Lighting lead Mark Siegel
FruFru's wedding-lighting lead: Diana Zeng
Another very early paintover, for staging and color. Painted over some very well developed lit keys by one of our lighting leads, Gina Lawes. Mainly adding shadow color, atmosphere, vignette