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InNiagara: NC grad played role lighting up Pinocchio Oscar win

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On March 16, InNiagara reported on NC grad Andrés Coimbra Castedo (Game Development program, 2019) who worked behind the scenes on the lighting for Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, which won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature at the 95th Academy Awards on March 12.

After he and three classmates launched a video game, The Fallen, in 2019, Coimbra Castedo took his skills from computer programming and 3D art and shifted into the art of visual effects (VFX) industry.

Coimbra Castedo is also quoted in the article: “This movie was unique in the sense that it is all stylized, so we had a bit of creative say in how our shots and sequences looked like,” said Coimbra Castedo of del Toro’s penchant for using fantastical, gothic storytelling to evoke human emotion.”

Read the InNiagara article here.