chapter  14
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Lighting and lens effects

In terms of shaping the atmosphere of a production, the lightingartist wields far more influence than the majority of his coworkers. His decisions set the mood of the story and can directly affect our perception of script, characters ... everything. However, often the creative vision of a script goes somewhere beyond our everyday reality. This is arguably more often the case than not when it comes to CG. As a result, to convince us that what we’re seeing is as real as possible, it’s often also the lighting artist’s job to employ visual devices to reinforce the illusions created in CG.