Put the essential concepts and techniques of digital compositing to
work for you without the need of a single mathematical equation.
Compositing Visual Effects is lavishly illustrated with hundreds of
film shots, figures, illustrations, and diagrams to help the visual
reader gain a valuable vocabulary and understanding of the full
range of visual effects, in which digital compositing plays a key
role. Beginning with an inspirational tour of the scope and
magnitude of digital compositing, you get a solid overview of the
kinds of digital effects routinely executed today. See how CGI is
composited with live action, how set extensions are done, and what
a match-move shot is. Following that you learn each of the key
applications of digital compositing, which include bluescreen
compositing, bullet-time shots, motion tracking, and rotoscoping.
The subsequent chapters dig down into each of the major digital
compositing applications, introducing the fundamental concepts, and
processes behind them. Learn what is easy and hard, possible and
impossible, and what to expect when working on a job that entails
digital compositing. New to this edition are 4 new chapters on: *
3D compositing, with lessons on what camera tracking is, how it is
used to put CGI into a live-action plate, as well as live action
into a 3D scene. * Stereo compositing, with descriptions of key
stereoscopic terms and concepts, lessons on compositing shots that
were filmed in stereo (both bluescreen and CGI), as well as the
stereo conversion process when a flat 2D movie is converted to a
stereo 3D movie * RED and Digital Capture with Log Images,
including log image formats. This is a very hot topic these days.
Colleges hang around video because it is cheaper. Film is still big
in the real world of production. * Tracking an entire project from
start to finish This is in addition to robust updates on topics
such as: * planar tracking, Z compositing, working with Anamorphic
HD formats, mocap, and more This edition also includes a companion
with images from the book for you to work with in your own
compositing exercises. An accessible introduction to a complex
subject for novice and aspiring compositors, from experienced
author and compositing whose compositing credits include Night at
the Museum 2, Shutter Island, Solaris, Traffic, and more Full color
presentation illustrating the art and techniques of the practice,
provides inspiration along with instruction New to this edition is
a companion website, new chapters on 3D compositing, stereo
compositing, RED and digital capture with log images, and more will
have you understanding the latest in compositing technology in no
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