“Tokyo race lighting for Cars 2” by Kopelman

  • ©Mitch Kopelman




    Tokyo race lighting for Cars 2



    Tokyo at night is one of the world’s most beautiful locations. The architecture combined with a massive quantity of illuminated signs creates a visual complexity rarely seen. The challenge was to recreate the emotional impact and excitement of downtown Tokyo but maintain the visual style of Cars 2. Additionally, this lighting setup had to work over a large number of locations and camera angles. This led to thinking about the setup as a lighting environment, and not just an angle specific rig. To break up the complexity of this visual problem, each component of the lighting was focused on individually.

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