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The Art and Science of Digital Compositing: Techniques for Visual Effects, Animation and Motion Graphics

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*The classic reference, with over 25,000 copies in print, has been massively expanded and thoroughly updated to include state-of-the-art methods and 400+ all-new full color images!

At ILM, compositing is one of the most important tools we use. If you want to learn more, this excellent 2nd-edition is detailed with hundreds of secrets that will help make your comps seamless. For beginners or experts, Ron walks you through the processes of analysis and workflows - linear thinking which will help you become deft and successfully tackle any shot.

- Dennis Muren ASC, Senior Visual Effects Supervisor, Industrial Light & Magic

Ron Brinkman's book is the definitive work on digital compositing and we have depended on this book as a critical part of our in-house training program at Imageworks since the 1999 Edition. We use this book as a daily textbook and reference for our lighters, compositors and anyone working with digital imagery. It is wonderful to see a new edition being released and it will certainly be required reading for all our digital artists here at Imageworks.

- Sande Scoredos, Executive Director of Training & Artist Development, Sony Pictures Imageworks

The Art and Science of Digital Compositing is the only complete overview of the technical and artistic nature of digital compositing. It covers a wide range of topics from basic image creation, representation and manipulation, to a look at the visual cues that are necessary to create a believable composite. Designed as an introduction to the field, as well as an authoritative technical reference, this book provides essential information for novices and professionals alike.

*17 new case-studies provide in-depth looks at the compositing work done on films such as Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Golden Compass, The Incredibles, King Kong, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Sin City, Spider-Man 2, Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, and Star Wars: Episode 3 – Revenge of the Sith.

*The accompanying DVD-ROM features bonus resources, including example footage from hit films and projects that give readers hands-on experience with real industry materials.

*Includes new sections on 3D compositing, High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging, Rotoscoping, and much more!

*17 new case-studies provide in-depth looks at the compositing work done on films such as Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Golden Compass, The Incredibles, King Kong, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Sin City, Spider-Man 2, Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, and Star Wars: Episode 3 – Revenge of the Sith.

*The accompanying DVD-ROM features bonus resources, including example footage from hit films and projects that give readers hands-on experience with real industry materials.

*Includes new sections on 3D compositing, High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging, Rotoscoping, and much more!

About the Author

Ron M. Brinkmann has been working in the field of Computer Graphics for over a decade, involved with both hardware and software design, development and use. His primary field of expertise is in visual effects for feature films, and his personal feature-film credits include: Contact, The Ghost and the Darkness, James and the Giant Peach, Die Hard with a Vengeance, Speed, Hideaway, Tall Tale, Last Action Hero, and In the Line of Fire. He has had articles published in a number of magazines, and has lectured on the topics of digital compositing and visual effects in the U.S., Europe, Australia and China.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Preface

Chapter 1 Introduction to Digital Compositing

Chapter 2 Learning to See

Chapter 3 The Digital Representation of Visual Information

Chapter 4 Basic Image Manipulation

Chapter 5 Basic Image Compositing

Chapter 6 Matte Creation and Manipulation

Chapter 7 Time and Temporal Manipulations

Chapter 8 Image tracking and Stabilization

Chapter 9 Interface Interactions

Chapter 10 Formats: Media, Resolution, and Aspect Ratios

Chapter 11 Quality and Efficiency

Chapter 12 Creating Elements

Chapter 13 Additional Integration Techniques

Chapter 14 Advanced and Related Topics

Chapter 15 Case Studies

Appendix A Digital Compositing Software: Tools and Features

Appendix B Digital Image File Formats

Appendix C Common Film and Video Formats

Bibliography

Glossary

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780080879260
Publisher:
Morgan Kaufmann
Subject:
Computers : Computer Graphics
Author:
Brinkmann, Ron
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Performing Arts : Film & Video - Direction & Production
Subject:
Photography : General
Edition Number:
2
Publication Date:
May 2008
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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Arts and Entertainment » Photography » General
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