The Woman Behind Pixar’s Revolutionary Lighting Design: Sharon Calahan, ASC

Cinematographer Sharon Calahan, ASC visits the new ASC ARRI Education Center in Hollywood to discuss her work on several Disney/Pixar features and the evolution of computer-generated cinematography. 

Producer/Editor: Samantha Dillard

Cinematographer/Production Audio: Alex Beatty

Opening Title Animation: Melissa Oakley 

Special Thanks: Sharon Calahan, ASC; Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Pictures; Chris Wiggum; Brian Golding 

A Bug’s Life, Cars 2, Finding Nemo, The Good Dinosaur, Onward, Ratatouille, Toy Story, Toy Story 2: Footage property of Walt Disney Pictures & Pixar Animation Studios 

The Good Dinosaur: Score composed by Mychael and Jeff Danna
Finding Nemo: Score composed by Thomas Newman
Onward: Score composed by Mychael and Jeff Danna
Ratatouille: Score composed by Michael Giacchino
Toy Story: Score composed by Randy Newman

Avatar: Footage property of 20th Century Studios
Bound for Glory: Footage property of United Artists
Cool Hand Luke; Gravity: Footage property of Warner Bros. Pictures
Lawrence of Arabia: Footage property of Columbia Pictures
The Lion King: Footage property of Walt Disney Pictures

Sharon Calahan production artwork courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures & Pixar Animation Studios

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