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Sharon Calahan    

Director of Photography of "The Good Dinosaur," Pixar Animation Studios

Sharon Calahan has worked as a lighting director of photographer at Pixar for over 21 years, working on many Academy Award winning and nominated films. She is a cinematography branch member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and a member of the American Society of Cinematographers.


  • 2015 - The Good Dinosaur - Visual Design; Director of Cinematography, lighting
  • 2011 - Cars 2 - Director of Cinematography, lighting
  • 2007 - Ratatouille - Director of Cinematography, lighting
  • 2003 - Finding Nemo - Director of Cinematography 
  • 1999 - Toy Story 2 - Director of Cinematography (Lighting)
  • 1998 - A Bug's Life - Director of Cinematography
  • 1995 - Toy Story - Lighting Supervisor

Speech Topics

  • Designing the Look for The Good Dinosaur (also past films: Ratatouille, Cars 2)
  • Storytelling with Light
  • Lighting Design for Animated Films
  • Cinematography for Animated Feature Films


Pixar Team Gets Lost To Find "The Good Dinosaur" | Dave Parfitt
(L-R) Director Peter Sohn, Producer Denise Ream, Director of Photography - Lighting Sharon Calahan and Supervising Technical Director Sanjay Bakshi at ...
First CG Director of Photography joins the ASC Q/A with Sharon Calahan, ASC
In 2014, Sharon Calahan, ASC was inducted into the American Society of Cinematographers, which is an invite only organization of the most elite cinematographers in the world...

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