A hybrid rendering pipeline. Huge underwater environments. Hundreds of characters in a single shots. Those were some of the aesthetic and technical challenges of Shark Tale.
On Shark Tale I worked in the capacity of an acting lead, taking on responsibility beyond my credited title. Along with setting up key sequence lighting, I had the opportunity to assist in defining the art direction for the Oscar night sequence.
I lit huge reef environments as well as (ahem) schools of characters. I also assisted in the complicated look development of Ernie and Bernie, the two Jamaican jellyfish with a unique subsurface scattering and refractive appearance.