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Digital Compositing for Film and Videoby Steve Wright
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This practical, hands-on guide addresses the problems and difficult choices that professional compositors face on a daily basis. You are presented with tips, techniques, and solutions for dealing with badly shot elements, color artifacts, mismatched lighting and other commonly faced compositing obstacles. Practical, in-depth lessons are featured for bluescreen matte extraction, despill operations, compositing operations, as well as color-corrections.
The book is presented entirely in an application-agnostic manner, allowing you to apply lessons learned to your compositing regardless of the software application you are using. The DVD contains before and after examples as well as exercise files for you to refine your own techniques on.
* Provides you with professionally-tried tricks, tips, and solutions to the complicated and difficult compositing issues that you face * New to this edition is a section on stereo compositing for 3D movies, a brand new chapter on CGI Compositing, 7 new QuickTime movies on the DVD, and more * DVD is packed with instructive before and after examples as well as excercise files that allow you to refine your own technique
This practical guide addresses the problems and difficult choices that professional compositors face on a daily basis. Practical, in-depth lessons are featured for bluescreen matte extraction, compositing operations, as well as color-corrections. The DVD contains exercise files.
About the Author
Steve Wright is a visual effects compositing veteran with 70 broadcast television commercials and over 60 feature films credits. He’s developed video games at Atari, done 3D animations for Robert Abel and Associates, and was senior compositor and 2D technical director at Kodak’s Cinesite. Steve is now a freelance, digital-compositing guru, who teaches, trains, writes, and develops on-line training programs.
Steve Wright is a 20 year visual effects compositing veteran with 70 broadcast television commercials and over 60 feature films credits.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Pulling Mattes; Refining Mattes; Despill; The Composite; Lighting; Camera; Action; Gamma; Video; Film; Log v. Linear; Working with Log Images; NEW CHAPTERS- check with Steve;
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