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Throwing shade: how Pixar changed the way light works for 'Monsters University'


Pixar has a long history of building new software between projects (most recently overhauling its rendering software for Brave), but in the run-up to Monsters University, the changes cut particularly deep. As planning kicked in, director of photography Jean-Claude Kalache announced he wanted to change how light worked at Pixar.

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