Dec 11, 2017
Danielle Feinberg
Danielle Feinberg

Danielle Feinberg of Pixar Animation Studios will deliver the keynote presentation at LIGHTFAIR International 2018 on Sunday, May 6. Her experience in lighting Academy Award-winning films expertly combines technology and art. LIGHTFAIR takes place in Chicago at McCormick Place May 6-10 (Pre-Conference LIGHTFAIR Institute, May 6 – 7).

Feinberg joined Pixar Animation Studios in February 1997 and has worked on films such as Monsters, Inc., the Academy Award-winning Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and Ratatouille. Feinberg was the director of photography-lighting for the Academy Award-winning features WALL•E and Brave. She just completed work on Pixar’s November 2017 film Coco.

At age 23, Feinberg’s first role at Pixar was lead render technical director on A Bug’s Life. She experienced lighting on that film and “quickly discovered her passion for it because of the unique combination of technology and art.”

Feinberg then was a lighting artist on many of Pixar’s feature films such as master lighting artist on Toy Story 2 and Monsters, Inc. and then became lead lighting artist on The Incredibles. On Finding Nemo, Feinberg was Ocean Unit CG supervisor leading the team creating the scenes in the depths of the ocean.

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