Lighting For Mood

Non Software: Inspiration

Lighting can have a huge effect on your work and I’ve found most students don’t realise how much you can change and play with lights. Here’s a great montage from Pixar showing the range of light they use.

ROYGBIV: A Pixar Supercut

There are many ways of creating interesting moody lighting, lots of colour palettes and styles. Here’s some images for inspiration. Be sure to look for more art styles and movements.

Also interesting is this page Timeline of Historical Film Colors.

And a nice talk here which takes a while to get going, if short on time start around 5:30mins

Colour In Storytelling: Channel Criswell








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Andrew Silke


Maya 2016

Last Updated

September 2015

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