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 working 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 as 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 a 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!