CMA Alumnus M.Junaid Baig was the Head of lightning & shading in the movie Bilal: A New Breed of Hero. A proud moment for all of us.
Junaid has also worked on major Hollywood movies like Avengers,
Wonder Woman, Life, Justice League, Pacific Rim Uprising, All the Wonders of the Universe, Bilal …… making us all proud.
In the movie ‘Bilal’ which is based on Hazrat Bilal (R.A) he setup the complete lighting, look dev, compositing, matte painting and hair/fur pipeline. He did the Look Development of environments and everything else other than characters. Set up the theme of lighting and defined the look of the film early with directors and then made light rigs for all the scenes in the movie which were then picked by my team artists to finish every shot. He setup complex compositing and matte painting templates to be used throughout the film. Managed and optimized renders. Helped in writing custom tools to automate many tasks. Setup the hair pipeline and made templates to be used by artists. All this with constantly supervising each and every shot and working on many main shots himself with hands on and coping with directors’ comments.