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Foundry Webinar: Become a Lighting Artist on Animated Films

About this event

If you aspire to break into the animation industry as a Lighting Artist, or you want to fine- tune your skills to advance your career, join The Academy of Animated Art and Foundry for advice on how to land your dream job.

Take part in a discussion with The Academy of Animated Art’s co-founders Jasmine Katatikarn and Michael Tanzillo and Foundry’s Katana team on the importance of not only learning technical skills, but developing your creative eye to produce powerful images. Together they will share insight on the importance of lighting in animation, how to stand out as an artist, and the resources available to learn how to become a better lighter.

The Academy of Animated Art will also be announcing a special lighting challenge during the webinar and two lucky attendees will have the chance to win The Academy of Animated Art’s Katana workshop, so be sure to attend live!

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Jasmine Katatikarn

    Jasmine is Co-Founder of the Academy of Animated Art and a Senior Lighting Technical Director at Blue Sky Studios. Her lighting credits include Ferdinand, Peanuts, Rio, Ghost Town, and The Nanny Diaries. She is also co-author of the book Lighting for Animation: The Visual Art of Storytelling.

  • Guest speaker
    Michael Tanzillo

    Michael Tanzillo is a Co-Founder of the Academy of Animated Art and is in charge of the Training Department at Blue Sky Studios. He also has lighting credits on 10 animated feature films and is the co-author of the book Lighting for Animation: The Visual Art of Storytelling.

  • Team member
    Arielle Martin Associate Product Manager - Katana Lighting @ Foundry

    Arielle previously worked with Katana as a Pipeline Artist on animated films before starting at Foundry as a Creative Specialist, covering training and demos for Katana and Flix. She is now an Associate Product Manager for Katana Lighting.

  • Team member
    Gary Jones Product Manager - Lighting @ Foundry

    A programmer who cross trained into VFX 12 years ago. After writing the initial documentation for Katana 1.0, Gary moved into production. Initially a Maya generalist but then at MPC as a lighter. After Lion King he returned to Foundry in 2018.


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