John Kalaigian is an Assembly Technical Director. On #Rio2 he dressed the Amazon set by populating trees and foliage to create a visually interesting and lush environment. He has been with the Blue Sky family for 2 years, out of the 8 he has been in the industry. This is his first time presenting at #Siggraph2014 and he is honored and thrilled!
One of the presenters taking #Siggraph2014 into the Amazon is Karyn Monschein, Camera & Staging Technical Lead and Final Camera & Staging Artist.
Along with her department, she helped develop the cinematography that captured the grandeur and scope of the Amazon in #Rio2. Out of the 14 years Karyn has been in the industry, she has spent 9 years at Blue Sky. Karyn has presented at ...
...and have landed in Variety (click here) for Rio 2's top spot on home video sales!
Dave Barksdale is the Fur Lead Technical Director and has been grooming and developming fur for the past 8 years at Blue Sky. On Rio 2, Dave was responsible for the support of furred environmental assets from creation to final render. Dave has never presented at Siggraph, he is really looking forward to being a part of the conference this year!
Check back each week to get to know this talented group!
Director Carlos Saldhana and Art Director Tom Cardone had a great trip to the Annecy Animation Film Festival last week! A big thanks to all the people who stood in line in the heat to see 'The Making of Rio 2' presentation on Monday. Luckily, it cooled down at night so everyone could enjoy the open air screening of Rio 2!
When looking back on Blue Sky's history, a certain cubicle comes to mind.
The Tree House is one of Blue Sky’s staples- the first of many creative cubes to decorate the studio and become a significant part of the company culture.
However, before Blue Sky made the move to Greenwich, CT, the studio was based in White Plains on the 17th ...
Blue Sky Studios was excited to return to Stuttgart, Germany in April to attend the FMX Conference. With two production presentations and one recruiting presentation, Art Director Tom Cardone, Senior Animator Chip Lotierzo and Talent Development Manager Deb Stone, shared insights on the making of Rio 2 and Blue Sky Studios’ culture.
This Month's Twitter Q&A is with Rio 2 Animation Supervisors Jim Bresnahan and Melvin Tan!