Focal Press Book: The VES Handbook of Visual Effects: Industry Standard VFX Practices & Procedures (2nd Edition)

Focal Press Book: The VES Handbook of Visual Effects: Industry Standard VFX Practices & Procedures (2nd Edition)

Focal Press Book: The VES Handbook of Visual Effects: Industry Standard VFX Practices & Procedures (2nd Edition)

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  • Editors: Susan Zwerman & Jeffrey A. Okun
  • Paperback: 1100 Pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press
  • Published: August 2014
  • ISBN: 9780240825182
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Focal Press 9780240825182 overview

  • 1Description

A must-have for anyone working in or aspiring to work in visual effects, The VES Handbook of Visual Effects: Industry Standard VFX Practices and Procedures from Focal Press covers essential techniques and solutions for all VFX artists, producers, and supervisors.  From pre-production to digital character creation, and consisting of both live-action and CG elements, photorealistic techniques, and much more, it is a complete guide to visual effects techniques. This Softcover book is in its 2nd edition, and has been amended to include current industry-standard techniques, technologies, and workflows that are ever-evolving in the fast-paced world of visual effects.

The original authors update their expertise in areas such as stereoscopic moviemaking, color management, facial capture, and the digital intermediate, with detailed chapters on interactive games and full animation. Additionally, fifty contributors share their best tips, tricks, methods and shortcuts learned through decades of trial and error plus real-world, hands-on experience. Subjects and techniques are clearly and definitively presented in this beautiful four-color handbook which is considered a vital resource for any serious VFX artist.

2nd Edition Updated to Include Lessons on:
  • On-Set Stereography
  • The Academy Color Encoding System (ACES)
  • Whether to Shoot or Convert to 3D
  • Virtual Productions
  • Editorial Workflow in an Animated Feature
  • 3D Matte Painting
  • General Geometry Instancing
About the VES
Mission Statement
Image Advances (Richard Edlund, ASC, VES)

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Pre-Production / Preparation (Scott Squires)
  • Chapter 3: Acquisision / Shooting (Bill Taylor, ASC, VES)
  • Chapter 4: Performance and Motion Capture (John Root / Demian Gordon)
  • Chapter 5: Stereoscopic 3D (Rob Engle / Lenny Lipton)
  • Chapter 6: Post Production / Image Manipulation (Marshall Krasser)
  • Chapter 7: Digital Element Creation (Kevin Rafferty)
  • Chapter 8: Interactive Games (Richard Winn Taylor II / Habib Zargarpour)
  • Chapter 9: Complete Animation (Stephan Vladimir Bugaj / Lyndon Barrois)
  • Chapter 10: Other Workflow Considerations (Dan Novy / Stephan Vladimir Bugaj)

Appendix A: Charts & Formulas
Appendix B: Credits / Titles to Be Submitted in Accordance with VES Guidelines
Appendix C: Glossary

Table of Contents
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Focal Press 9780240825182 specs

Editor Susan Zwerman and Jeffrey A. Okun
Format Paperback plus in-depth bonus chapters on the companion website.
Publisher Focal Press
Pages 1100
Date Published August 25, 2014
ISBN Number 9780240825182
Packaging Info
Package Weight 5.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.3 x 7.4 x 2.2"

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