Frequently Asked Questions
What is Lighting Mentor?
The craft of digital lighting is still very underrepresented in the art world and in academia from my perspective.
This site is a place where I can share insights from my 25 years as a professional Lighting Artist and Illustrator.
This site is a place for artists of many backgrounds to learn about light and color, whether for 2d illustration and concept design, or for 3d games, animation or visual effects.
What if I miss a workshop or Mentorship meeting?
The video content of the Courses and Workshops should allow you to learn the lessons at your time and schedule.
The weekly meetings of the workshops are where we can interact with one another, ask questions, get feedback and create together interactively. Unfortunately I cannot reschedule a workshop meeting out of respect for all involved. Please plan ahead to get the most out of the workshops.
If you're involved in a one-on-one mentorship and need to reschedule a meeting that won't be a problem at all.
It'll be a long term relationship so we can be very flexible.
Can I get a refund?
I really want to offer as much value as I can and I'm confident that my courses and workshops will be helpful to you. But sometimes life is complicated. If for some reason you are desiring a refund please write to me your reasons why and we can try to work something out together. In general the content on this site will be non-refundable.
What if I can't afford your content and mentoring?
I really want my courses to be accessible to as many people as possible so I've tried to find prices that are competitive to other mentorship programs out there.
But I do realize that we live in a world with vast differences in economies.
If you feel you really want to learn with me but are having trouble affording it I have
made a scholarship program to help students like you.
Please apply and send me your story so we can discuss options.
I also offer my youtube channel for free with many of the basics.
Do you have any book recommendation to learn more?
My all time favorite book on the subject is called "Color and Light" by James Gurney. He's a master with believable and epic lighting for illustration. I also recommend his other book "Imaginative Realism". I also like Margaret Livingstone's book "Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing" for a more scientific understanding of how our brains perceive art.
And of course I love "The Art of Pixar" that has almost all of the colorscripts created for many of their films.