I had a great time working on this film for a little under a year. Everyone on the team was incredible to work with, so I thank them for it and congratulate them for their great work!
I worked mostly doing a lot of color keys which you will find here, working closely with the layout department and set designers. I had to be a lot more specific about my lighting ideas than I usually am, so you will see my illustrations are pushed a lot further than usual. That in itself was a challenge, not loosing the energy or feeling of a looser sketch.
I also felt like the lighting style of this movie was a lot more complex than on other shows (which is neither good or bad, just different). I found myself thinking about lighting in a more cinematographic way, closer to live action, while staying within a cartoony style set by the previous Madagascar films.
I hope you enjoy looking at my work on it. A word of caution though, there may be some spoilers below, although nothing that won´t let you fully enjoy the movie. Go check it out!
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