Hi all! My name is Kara, and I'm currently a Lighting TD on The Bad Guys. Two years ago, I graduated college from computer science and visual arts departments, having focused on computer graphics theory and graphic design. Before college, I spent creative time focused on photography and oil paint. During quarantine, I've been learning about color theory and optics.

On this page I've included work most closely linked with elements of cinematography. To see a wider range of portfolio work including technical computer graphics work, visit my general portfolio.

several things I've done

lighting sightings

DWA Lighting Work

shot lighting for The Bad Guys, sq2300/s59, s60, s61, s72, s73, s74, s79, s80

shot lighting for The Bad Guys, sq2125/s35, s35.2, s35.4, s37.5

shot lighting for The Bad Guys, sq700/s17

shot lighting for The Croods 2, sq50/s30

scout lighting for The Croods 2, sq1025

Motherhood at Midnight

digital b&w, long-exposure photo series

Light Shards

site-specific murals documenting ephemeral sunlight patterns


digital studio and natural light portraits of friends


documenting natural environments, often while hiking or backpacking

Lighting Research

continual observation and photographic documentation of interesting light encounters including caustics patterns, light shards, and blocking geometry

Oil Paintings

physical studies learning about color palettes and mixing

Topography Typography

algorithmic letterform detection and typeface creation from arbitrary satellite imagery; really little to do with cinematography, but fun to talk about!