Years before meeting Shrek and Donkey, the adorable but tricky Puss in Boots must clear his name from all charges making him a wanted fugitive. While trying to steal magic beans from the infamous criminals Jack and Jill, the hero crosses paths with his female match, Kitty Softpaws, who leads Puss to his old friend, but now enemy, Humpty Dumpty. Memories of friendship and betrayal enlarges Puss' doubt, but he eventually agrees to help the egg get the magic beans. Together, the three plan to steal the beans, get to the Giant's castle, nab the golden goose, and clear Puss' name.


Puss in Boots was Kirill's first show at DreamWorks animation. Kirill Smolskiy was hired as a Lighting Techincal Assistant in March 2011. He worked close with lead lighters helping set up sequences for lighters. Along with assisting lighters and lead lighters Kirill was also lighting shots for the movie.


Kirill worked on the movie for 6 months.


Kirill's work highlights:

  • Trouble shooting, debugging and providing support for artists

  • Kirill quickly learned production pipeline and was able imidiately provide support in completion of sequences

  • Optimizing heavy shots for rendering

  • Worked with artists and TD's in FX and Matte painting to complete challenging sequences

  • Lighting, rendering and compositing of shots