Bearly is a short animated film that is also the first production from the SCAD Animation Studios. The film is about a bear who wants to stay awake during hibernation to see what winter is, to learn about what he misses when he goes to sleep.
I started work on Bearly as a lighter and compositor. The animation department wanted to do something different and decided to use Katana for our lighting software, with Arnold has our renderer. After lighting was finished, I moved on to compositing using Nuke software.
At SCAD, the team did not have many students or professors who were familiar with Katana. During Pre-Production and Production time was spent learning and testing Katana with Arnold render. Although it was challenging to learn new software, it was definitely fun and rewarding to help other lighters in the process.
The following shots were both lit and composited by me for the film!