Conveying emotions through lighting

by Junyi Zhang

Institution: Savannah College of Art and Design
Department: Animation
Degree: M.F.A.
Year: 2014
Keywords: Thesis (M.F.A.)  – Animation; Savannah College of Art and Design  – Department of Animation
Record ID: 2045424
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In the real world, light exists everywhere. In animation, lighting can enhance the mood and the feel of a scene. The light itself shouldn’t distract the viewers from characters and main events. But what happens when the light becomes the main character? This thesis will research and discuss how to convey emotions using light. Includes the animated short "Lighting & Emotions".