Studying Light and Shadow
Studying Light and Shadow in photographs is a great way to understand how light works, and gives an insight into the shortcomings of CG lighting tools. A must for the advanced lighter. 1.3 hrs
The CG Artist's Guide To Camera Part 1
New to real cameras? As a CG artist it is critical that you understand Focal Length, Field of View, Depth of Field, Lens types, Camera types, Filmback and many other terms and parameters used in everyday cinematography. Here’s a short, but fact-filled primer for you.
A photographic study of real-world material properties. This video helps us understand how real materials work, and helps identify the shortcomings of many of our CG tools. A must for the Advanced shading artist. 0.5 hours
Seeing with an Artist's Eye
If you are a visual artist without a background in traditional art, this short tidbit might provide some insight into how great artists produce their amazing imagery. 8 minutes