Pixar's Director of Photography/Lighting Sharon Calahan: Reflections on Light and Color
This workshop is intended as discussion about using light and color to create memorable images that support the story. Sharon will talk about her favorite images and why they captivate. Sharon Calahan joined Pixar Animation Studios in 1994 as lighting supervisor on the studio’s first feature film, Toy Story. She then served as director of photography on Toy Story, A Bug’s Life , Toy Story 2 , Finding Nemo , Ratatouille and Cars 2.
Sharon knew at the age of three that she wanted to be an artist for Disney. She went on to study graphic design, illustration and photography. Following art school, she began her career as an art director for broadcast television and video production.
Prior to joining Pixar, she was a lighting director at Pacific Data Images completing commercial work, longer format television, and graphics packages.
Here more info about who else is attending:
Sharon Calahan will be the opening keynote of VIEW 2011. Some of the other international special guests of VIEW2011 will be : Randy Thom, multiple Academy-Award winning director of sound design for Skywalker Sound; Tom Wujec , the visual thinking guru and award-winning innovator @ Autodesk ; Cory Doctorow , science fiction novelist, blogger, e technology activist; Glenn Entis , Academy Award Winner, Co-Founder and General Partner @ Vanedge Capital ; Scott Farrar , Academy Award Winner and VFX Supervisor for Transformers 3 , @ ILM; Roger Guyett, VFX Supervisor for Cowboys & Aliens , @ ILM; Lucia Modesto , Character Technical Director Supervisor for Kung Fu Panda 2 , @ PDI/Dreamworks Animation; Peter Nofz , CG Supervisor for Green Lantern , @ Sony Imageworks ; Erminio Pinque , Artistic Director at BIG NAZO LAB; Joshua Grow , 2011 Siggraph Computer Animation Festival Chair; Roger Gould , Creative Director @ Pixar's Theme Park Group; David Revoy , Digital Painter and Art Director.
And where and when is this happening?
VIEW Conference is the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Digital Cinema, 3D Animation, Gaming, VFX and Interactive Techniques. It will take place in Turin from 25th to 28th, preceded by the VIEWFest , the Computer Animation Festival (from 21st to 23rd October 2011).