Miles is five minute animated short that I had the pleasure of leading the environment art and lighting efforts.
Once completed, I began setting up the lighting and rendering workflow as the sole lighter. Knowing in a few months I would have other lighters to lead, I devoted myself to ensuring we had a robust pipeline, ensuring a smooth worklow from animators, to lighting, to rendering, and to compositing. In this time, I built the Maya and Nuke templates for all other members to eventually use.
The addition of three talented lighters was when the project began to really to come together. It was a fantastic leading opportunity, where there was plenty of work to delegate, issues to resolve, and decisions to make. Besides managing the team, the role of lead lighter included the development of key lighting for shots across the film, pipeline management, tool development, and final color correction.