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Digital Compositing For Film And Video

Author : Steve Wright
ISBN : 9780240813097
Genre : Computers
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"One of the best compositing books out there... If you consider yourself an upper intermediate level user or less, I'd recommend this book. After reading it, you will understand scientifically what is going on under the hood of your favorite imaging and video apps. Highly recommended. Five Cows." High on the reading list of top digital effects facilities such as ILM, and used as a textbook in colleges and training institutes as well, Digital Compositing for Film and Video addresses real-world problems of digital compositing with an elegant blend of theory and practical production methods. Exclusive to this edition is an entirely new chapter devoted to CGI compositing with major sections on multi-pass and 3D compositing, a new section on stereo compositing, 7 new 3D compositing QuickTime movies on the DVD, and more. Written by Steve Wright, a senior compositor and 2D technical director with over 70 feature films and 70 television commercials in his production credits, this book encapsulates years of production experience into an easy to read and highly informative book. Combined with the included DVD-ROM, it provides a phenomenal learning experience.

The Moving Image Workshop

Author : Heather D. Freeman
ISBN : 9781474253000
Genre : Computers
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If you need a fun, hands-on introduction to core animation techniques - then look no further! Heather Freeman guides you through a wide range of practical projects, helping you establish and build skills in narrative animation, motion graphics and visual effects. Each chapter begins by summarizing historical and theoretical concerns and connecting them with current practice and applications - all beautifully illustrated with stills from classic commercial and independent films, as well as contemporary examples from student work. Having established this context, the remainder of the chapter focuses on walking readers through their own creative projects. Topics covered include early animation technologies and techniques, scenes and staging, character animation, animated type, visual effects and motion graphics, pre- through post-production and experimental approaches to motion graphics. Dozens of sample files are available online, for experimentation and to get readers started on each exercise. The companion website also includes example animations as well as links to recommended software tutorials, recommended artist websites, blogs and animation channels.

Introduction To Media Production

Author : Gorham Kindem
ISBN : 9781136053221
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 45. 9 MB
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Introduction to Media Production began years ago as an alternative text that would cover ALL aspects of media production, not just film or just tv or just radio. Kindem and Musburger needed a book that would show students how every form of media intersects with one another, and about how one needs to know the background history of how film affects video, and how video affects working in a studio, and ultimately, how one needs to know how to put it all together. Introduction to Media Production is the book that shows this intersection among the many forms of media, and how students can use this intersection to begin to develop their own high quality work. Introduction to Media Production is a primary source for students of media. Its readers learn about various forms of media, how to make the best use of them, why one would choose one form of media over another, and finally, about all of the techniques used to create a media project. The digital revolution has exploded all the former techniques used in digital media production, and this book covers the now restructured and formalized digital workflows that make all production processes by necessity, digital. This text will concentrate on offering students and newcomers to the field the means to become aware of the critical importance of understanding the end destination of their production as a part of pre-production, not the last portion of post production. Covering film, tv, video, audio, and graphics, the fourth edition of Introduction to Digital Media promises to be yet another comprehensive guide for both students of media and newcomers to the media industry.

Compositing Visual Effects In After Effects

Author : Lee Lanier
ISBN : 9781317622116
Genre : Art
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Create vibrant visual effects with Adobe After Effects. Gain the tips, tricks, and applied knowledge you need to carry out essential visual effects tasks and bring your digital compositing to the next level. In Compositing Visual Effects in After Effects, industry veteran Lee Lanier covers all the common After Effects techniques any serious visual effects artist needs to know, combining the latest, professionally-vetted studio practices and workflows with multi-chapter projects and hands-on lessons. Engaging, full-color tutorials cover: Altering resolutions and frame rates Channel and color space manipulation Rotoscoping and masking Matchmoving and motion tracking Keying green screen Working in the 3D environment and integrating 3D render passes Particle simulation Color grading and distressing Expressions and project management The companion website ( features video image sequences, 3D renders, matte paintings, and other tutorial materials, allowing you to immediately apply the techniques taught in the book.

Producing Independent 2d Character Animation

Author : Mark Simon
ISBN : 9780240805139
Genre : Computers
File Size : 76. 51 MB
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PRODUCING INDEPENDENT 2D CHARACTER ANIMATION takes an in-depth look at the artistry and production process of cel animation in a friendly, how-to manner that makes the sometimes tedious process of animation enjoyable and easy to understand. This book guides animators through every step of planning and production; includes examples of actual production forms, organization tips, screen shots, and sketches from the pre- to post-production processes; and contains detailed information on the hardware and software used to complete each step. By mapping out the course of how his small studio brainstormed, created, then produced its award-winning animation, TIMMY'S LESSONS IN NATURE, Mark Simon explains to animators what it takes both creatively and resource-wise to get their animations to market. Includes exclusive interviews with Oscar-nominated independent animator Bill Plimpton, Craig McCracken, creator of the POWER PUFF GIRLS, Craig "Spike" Decker of SPIKE & MIKE'S SICK AND TWISTED FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION, David Fine & Alison Snowden who are the Academy Award-Winning producers of BOB AND MARGARET, Cartoon Network's Senior Vice President of Original Animation, Linda Simensky, and Tom Sito, Co-Director of OSMOSIS well as others. * Take your project from concept to creation, then take it to market * Learn story development, character design, audio recording, editing, ink and paint, compositing, and the software available to enhance your animated films * Complete with project organization guidelines, production forms, as well as work samples, trial software, and eight animations on CD-ROM!

Filming The Fantastic A Guide To Visual Effects Cinematography

Author : Mark Sawicki
ISBN : 9781136066627
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 35. 43 MB
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Don't waste valuable time and budget fixing your footage in post! Shoot the effects you want effectively and creatively the first time. This full-color step-by step guide to visual effects cinematography empowers you to plan out and execute visual effects shots on a budget, without falling into the common pitfall of using high-end computer graphics to "fix it in post. Learn how to effectively photograph foreground miniatures, matte paintings, green screen set ups, miniatures, crowd replication, explosions, and so much more to create elements that will composite together flawlessly. Filming the Fantastic focuses on the art and craft of visual effects using real case scenarios from a visual effects cameraman. These lessons from the front line will give you ideas and insight so you can translate your skills into any situation, no matter what camera or software package you are using and no matter if you are using film or digital technology. Learn how to film your fantastic visual effects with this book!

American Book Publishing Record

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ISBN : UOM:39015066043186
Genre : American literature
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Character Animation In 3d

Author : Steve Roberts
ISBN : 9780240516653
Genre : Computers
File Size : 47. 73 MB
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Based on 10 years of animation teaching experience, this comprehensive guide to key techniques will ensure your skills best fit the computer animation workplace. A complete understanding of the vital animation drawing skills will be achieved by learning the pitfalls in a 2D exercise then applying these skills when using 3D animation packages. Providing a broad coverage this book will be relevant whatever 3D package you use, Softimage XSI, Maya, 3ds max or LightWave. Just knowing and being able to use a specific 3D software package does not make you an animator, but reading this book will! The Free CD-ROM includes; how to animate exercises in each specific 3d animation program; short movies showing best practice; computer models so you can experiment and learn; a free demo copy and discount code for the best 2D animation software you can buy, DigiCel FlipBook., provides further resources about the world of animation, extensive list of links, how to get a job, build a lightbox, make an animated movie and much more! * Improve your 3D animation by understanding the key 2D skills * Inspiring coverage for all that is needed to produce original, humorous and exciting animation * Free CD-ROM with short movies relating to each chapter plus the computer models so you can create as you follow the book's tutorials

Today S Video

Author : Peter Utz
ISBN : IND:30000103026070
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 67. 14 MB
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In a society that is increasingly steeped in video culture, the role of videographer is more and more prominent. Here is a do-it-yourself guide to videography that offers comprehensive information for anyone working in or hoping to enter this fast-growing field. Written by an educator, this revised and updated manual provides detailed information on shooting and editing videos. It begins with basic concepts and progresses through all facets of video equipment and technique. Discussions deal not only with the mechanics of shooting a video but also with the artistry involved. Special emphasis is placed on pre-production planning and the necessity of considering subject as well as audience. Helpful hints on production, staging and budgeting are also included. Mini-glossaries within the sections define important terms. The final section is devoted to in-depth strategies for shooting specific types of videos, including newscasts; legal, corporate and music videos; and weddings and other events. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

The Software Encyclopedia

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ISBN : UOM:39015081529862
Genre : Microcomputers
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