112: Lighting an Animated Film with Angelique Reisch


In this episode we sit down with Angelique Reisch to learn about lighting Inside Out. We also discuss the organization Women in Animation - San Francisco Chapter.

INSIDE OUT Lighting Artist Angelique Reisch. Photo by Debby Coleman. ©2015 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

INSIDE OUT Lighting Artist Angelique Reisch. Photo by Debby Coleman. ©2015 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Animators create the personality and "acting" of the characters.  The secondary motion of the hair and garments is added by the Simulation department and this simulation allows the hair and garments to move naturally to complement the acting. ©2015 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Animators create the personality and "acting" of the characters.  The secondary motion of the hair and garments is added by the Simulation department and this simulation allows the hair and garments to move naturally to complement the acting. ©2015 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

The Lighting department is responsible for integrating all of the elements – characters, sets, cloth and hair, and effects – into a final image. The lighting process involves placing virtual light sources into the scene to illuminate the characters and the set.  Technical directors set up the lighting to draw the audience's eye to story points and to create the correct mood.  The images are then rendered at high resolution.  24 lit images, of over 2 million pixels each, are created for each second of the movie. ©2015 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

The Lighting department is responsible for integrating all of the elements – characters, sets, cloth and hair, and effects – into a final image. The lighting process involves placing virtual light sources into the scene to illuminate the characters and the set.  Technical directors set up the lighting to draw the audience's eye to story points and to create the correct mood.  The images are then rendered at high resolution.  24 lit images, of over 2 million pixels each, are created for each second of the movie. ©2015 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

INSIDE OUT – Concept Art featuring JOY by Albert Lozano (Character Art Director). ©2015 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

INSIDE OUT – Concept Art featuring JOY by Albert Lozano (Character Art Director). ©2015 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.