Sagar Alodiya

This is My Story

Connecting the dots, it started way back when I first got to use a computer. I still remember the first time I owned my own computer. I loved playing games and figuring out new softwares. This got me even more interested to know how these games/programs were created and eventually led me to stumble upon 3d studio max and the rest to day has been an amazing journey as I am mostly self-taught artist.

Professionally I started my career working as consultant/freelance artist for advertising studios in Mumbai, India doing everything from modeling, texturing to lighting and compositing for 2 years and then moved into working as lighting artist, on full length feature animation.

In 2008, I had the pleasure to relocate to Bangalore, India to work at DreamWorks Animation, India Unit. As a Lead Lighting Artist, I contributed to 11 titles, including Penguins of Madagascar, Madagascar 3 and Puss in Boots.

The biggest highlight of my career at DreamWorks Animation has been when I was given the opportunity to lead/develop the lighting pipeline and workflow for Penguins of Madagascar including lead lighting and compositing the Look of Picture for this show.

After 6 and half years at DWA, I embarked on a journey to explore and travel gaining new experiences and knowledge.

I love assembling and overclocking my computer and due to this I have a great understanding of what goes into making a machine best suited for my software that I work on.

I will always remember how I got into this industry, and everything that has led me to this point, along with the people who have contributed to my successes as a person and as an artist throughout the years. It’s been an amazing journey so far.

And to anyone who believes in their imagination through movies, television and games…follow your dreams! They do come true 🙂

-Sagar

P.S: “Never give up! Stay raw, stay curious!” and remember it’s always a team sport!

 

Area(s) Of expertise:
Modeling, texturing, previs lighting, look development, lead lighting, pipeline development, simulation, compositing and creative problem solving. Strong understanding of programming.

Softwares:
I can learn any piece of software quickly for the task required. For those who prefer to know specific packages I can use and the once I have used, here is the list: Maya, 3Ds Max, Arnold, Nuke, Vray, Linux, Windows, DreamWorks proprietary software for lighting and rendering and EA’s Frostbite game engine for realtime lighting.

Work Experience:

  • (2018 –         ) – Sony Pictures Imageworks, Canada
  • (2017 – 2017) – Electronic Arts, Canada
  • (2015 – 2016) – Ilion Animation Studio, Spain
  • (2008 – 2015) – DreamWorks Animation, India
  • (2007 – 2008) – Prana Studios, India
  • (2006 – 2007) – Famous House Of Animation, Famous Studios
  • (2005 – 2006) – Freelance/Personal Projects

Sagar Alodiya Visual Effects IMDb Creditslinkedin-logo-3

La Noria (201?) (Short Film)

La Noria (201?) (Short Film)

Volunteering for Lighting and composting

Volunteer on Collaborative Project “La Noria Short Film” by Carlos Baena

The Journey: Hunter Returns (FIFA 18)

The Journey: Hunter Returns (FIFA 18)

Lighter (Cinematic)

Electronic Arts

Duel (2016) (Short Film)

Duel (2016) (Short Film)

Volunteering for Lighting and composting

Volunteer on Collaborative Project “Duel Short Film” by Tim Rudder

Amusement Park (201?)

Amusement Park (201?)

Sequence Lead Lighting and composting Artist

Ilion Animation Studio, Paramount Animation Studio

Penguins Of Madagascar (2014)

Penguins Of Madagascar (2014)

Lead Lighting and composting Artist

Lighting Rig/Template Development
Lead On Look Of Picture for POM

DreamWorks Animation

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012)

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012)

Lead Lighting and composting Artist

DreamWorks Animation

Puss in Boots (2011)

Puss in Boots (2011)

Lead Lighting and composting Artist

DreamWorks Animation

Madly Madagascar (2013)

Madly Madagascar (2013)

Lead Lighting and composting Artist

DreamWorks Animation

The Pig Who Cried Werewolf (2011)

The Pig Who Cried Werewolf (2011)

Lead Lighting and composting Artist

DreamWorks Animation

Donkey’s Caroling Christmas-tacular (2010)

Donkey’s Caroling Christmas-tacular (2010)

Lead Lighting and composting Artist

DreamWorks Animation

Scared Shrekless (2010)

Scared Shrekless (2010)

Lead Lighting and composting Artist

DreamWorks Animation

Merry Madagascar (2009)

Merry Madagascar (2009)

Lighting and composting Artist

DreamWorks Animation

Koochie Koochie Hota Hai (2011)

Koochie Koochie Hota Hai (2011)

Lighting and compositing artist

Prana Studio

The Goldilocks and the 3 Bears Show (2008)

The Goldilocks and the 3 Bears Show (2008)

Lighting and compositing artist

Prana Studio

Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare (Video 2008)

Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare (Video 2008)

Lighting and compositing artist

Prana Studio

Unstable Fables: 3 Pigs & a Baby (2008)

Unstable Fables: 3 Pigs & a Baby (2008)

Lighting and compositing artist

Prana Studio