Pixar's newest short "The Blue Umbrella".
Look for it in theatres in front of Monsters University on June 21st.
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Different shots are in different stages of lighting all the time. We currently have around 22% of our shots IP in lighting, 78% final in lighting and 37% final in Digital Dailies. We plan to final the last shots in lighting in the next two weeks and then final our last shots in Digital Dailies in the beginning of November.
Here is a short explanation of how this process is structured and what the terminology means:
1. IP in lighting - The shot is currently “In Progress” in lighting. For the sake of speed, this stage is done in “video” resolution which is lower than the final film resolution. In this stage it normally gets shown for feedback to the director once or twice.
2. Final in lighting - Once the director thinks a shots lighting looks perfect, he calls it “final”. Sometimes shots are being called “final with a fix”. This means the director is fine with not seeing the fixes implemented until he sees the shot again in Digital Dailies.
3. Blessed in lighting - Blessed means ready for Digital Dailies. In working towards “blessed” the shot gets rendered in film resolution. Small details get perfected/fixed, possible errors and flickering get removed, things that don’t look right because of the higher film resolution get adjusted and of course if there were fixes called when the shot was “finaled”, these get addressed.
4. Digital Dailies - In Digital Dailies we watch the shots on the big screen on constant repeat. We try to spot things that are not right or that broke in the process of getting the shots here. Bassically this is the last chance to call out any concerns in a shot. Ideally everything goes smoothly but it is not uncommon that small fixes get called out. But after this, it is done, the version we see here is final, it is the version the world will see.