John Kahrs

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • Broad Reach Pictures Los Angeles, CA, Director.

Other Affiliation(s):

  • Blue Sky Studios, Animation Director
  • Boathouse Studios
  • Walt Disney Animation Studios


  • SIGGRAPH 1996

    John has been directing lighting and animation at Blue Sky Productions since 1990. The focus at Blue Sky has been on a classic approach to character animation, combined with the very best rendering techniques. At the core of the production system is a proprietary raytracer, for which John has written much of the user’s manual. John has made a priority of refining Blue Sky’s lighting techniques. His lighting and animation appears in several commercials for clients including Braun razors, Chock-full-O’- Nuts coffee, and Brother laser printers. John designed and constructed the Blue Sky website.  He also has outlined the lighting direction for the CG cockroaches in the upcoming feature film “Joe’s Apartment”. In 1993, John won a Golden Nica Award for his radiosity imagery at the Ars Electronica festival in Linz, Austria.  


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