Jordan is Foundry’s Senior Product Manager for Look Development and Lighting products. After earning his BFA in lighting and set design, he worked on various projects in episodic TV and feature animation as well as VFX. His production work centered around lighting, rendering and the pipelines that facilitate that production process.
The Future of Look Lighting and Development
The demands on the look development and lighting artist role have increased significantly over the years. The trend in rendering has migrated to full ray tracing which makes some tasks easier but has made all renders more expensive. The future of look development and lighting is not only about what makes an image render “faster” it is what makes the artist faster which is similar but different. We are approaching a golden age where the human experience element is the next wave of innovation.