And I also dedicate this blog solely for my CG works and any other related CG topics kind of thing. For a start I went to down to my memory lane and remember how I can get involved in a CG profession as a Lighting artist. Here is a picture I've made using Softimage XSI back on 2006.
I was still a freshmen back then and I wanted to become a cinematographer, but since I went to a Computer Science that didn't stop me to become one. Doing lighting in CGI has made my dream come true and the good thing is you can even make your imagination wild by doing any kind of experiments without the need to go out there with a real camera and it's cheaper as well :p
Since then this is the only thing that I want to do. Anyway the link for the picture is here Lighting Challenge Eye for an Eye. Hosted by Jeremy Birn a Pixar Technical Director.
By joining the challenge has improved my skills a lot. The last time I heard the lighting challenge has undergone several changes in moderation. For the latest news and challenges you can visit Lighting Challenge forums in CG Society website.
As you might wondering where the title of my new blog coming from. "Tukang Lampu" is an Indonesian word for "Lighting Mechanic" in English. Sometimes people will mistakenly to think that I'm working for a light bulb company and designing lamps until I say to them that I'm working in one of a division in an animation industry. If I see that they still don't get it then it's easier for me to say to them that I'm an animator :)