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ON SITE Raum Ulm Wednesday, April 24, 12:30

Shedding light on Nimona with Katana

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Adam Davis, Lighting Technical Supervisor at DNEG Animation will explain how the team used Katana to build a sequence-based multi-user lighting for Oscar-nominated animated feature Nimona. With insights into the creative and technical processes, learn how Foundry’s powerful lighting and LookDev tool played a significant role in producing this critically acclaimed animation.

Adam Davis, Lighting Technical Supervisor, DNEG

Adam is the Lighting Technical Supervisor at DNEG Animation. He has over 10 years of experience in the film and animation industry. Adam has a deep understanding of both the creative and technological challenges that artists face. As a lighting and look development artist, he enjoyed working on complex, technical shots where he relished the challenge. Adam enjoys coding and writing python tools which help him develop the technological craft behind the creative. His work can be seen on blockbuster movies including Justice League, Aladdin, The Irishman, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1,  Avengers: Infinity War and Suicide Squad.


Krista Rowland, Katana Associate Product Manager, Foundry

Krista Rowland, former Compositor, now an Associate Product Manager for Katana at Foundry. Throughout her 8 year career in the media industry, Krista has worked on numerous feature-film, television and commercial projects, gained a deep understanding of 2D & 3D practices and developed into a multifaceted individual. As a former artist, Krista has used a variety of applications and understands the importance of artist-centric workflows. Her passion for VFX and value for artists, motivates her to continuously build and shape features that are liked by all users.