James Cameron's magnum opus, Avatar set a new bar for visual effects films. The film introduced new 3D technology to the moviegoing masses and would go on to gross over $2 billion worldwide. Weta Digital's work on the film also earned them the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.
Working with VFX Supervisor Dan Lemmon and the talented Weta crew, I was introduced to deep compositing, spherical harmonics, truly massive environments, and a host of cutting edge workflows.
One of only five Senior Lighting Technical Directors on Avatar, I designed lighting for immense environments and armies of characters. I integrated FX elements into shots and worked with the LookDev team to push visuals whenever possible. All shots were composited in stereo.