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Erik Smitt Director of Photography at Pixar Animation Studios


Erik Smitt began his career at Pixar Animation Studios 18 years ago in the lighting department on Monsters Incorporated. In addition to his CG work, he is a painter, photographer, and live action cinematographer who combines elements from each discipline into his work at Pixar. Erik has helped develop many projects inside of the studio including Wall•E, The Incredibles and Piper. Most recently he was the lighting Director of Photography on Pixar's Incredibles 2.




Talk - Exploring the cinematic language of i2, we will cover it’s influences, motivations, and implementation in the movie. Together we will look at visual concept for the film, and then talk in detail about our methods for realizing those designs.

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