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Michael Tanzillo

Senior Lighting Technical Director
Blue Sky Studios

Michael is a Senior Lighting TD at Blue Sky Studios and has been at the company since 2008. His lighting credits include Ice Age: Collision Course (2016), The Peanuts Movie (2015), Rio 2 (2014), Epic (2013), Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012), Rio (2011), Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009). Along with lighting, he also received credits as a compositor and sky artist. Michael currently holds a BFA in Photography from The Ohio State University and an MFA in Visual Effects from SCAD.

Subjects: Animation

Biography

Michael is a Senior Lighting TD at Blue Sky Studios and has been at the company since 2008.  His lighting credits include Ice Age: Collision Course (2016), The Peanuts Movie (2015), Rio 2 (2014), Epic (2013), Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012), Rio (2011), Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009).  Along with lighting, he has also received credits as a compositor and sky artist on multiple projects.

Along with his work in Lighting, Michael is co-founder of the education website tdu.  tdu is an online school that teaches students the non-animation side of computer animation and visual effects.  Along with running the school, Michael co-teaches a class entitled Principles of Lighting and has taught courses at the School of Visual Art and Pratt Institiute in New York City.

Michael co-wrote a book entitled Lighting for Animation :: The Art of Visual Storytelling.  The book explores the artistic side of lighting and teaches the reader to hone their artistic eye and ultimately create successful images for animated films.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Lighting
    Compositing
    Look Development

Personal Interests

    Photography, Art, and generally trying to make as many beautiful images as possible.

Websites

Books

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