The Art and Technique of Matchmoving supplies you with solid detail and explanation of one of the most intriguing and important skills in contemporary film making - matchmoving. This is the accepted cinematic technique for a blend of live action and CG (computer generated) effects. Learning how to make the two appear "real"is a skill that the author, Erica Hornung, will teach you.
Erica will teach you how to incorporate software such as Maya and Boujou sop that you can create your own amazing effects. You'll also learn how to survey on set, dolly moves, and operating nodal cameras. Their are chapters dedicated to adding weapons, object and character matchmoves as well as handling shadows, nodal cameras and dolly moves.
The companion DVD supplies examples that are described in the book. In addition, included project files will assist you in working with the lessons that you will learn within the book.
About the Author: Erica Horning is the Technical Director at Academy Award winning Hollywood visual effects studio Rhythm and Hues. She was the VFX technical director on Spider-Man 3, and matchmover or senior matchmover on films such as Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, SpiderMan 2, Polar Express, and dozens of other blockbuster movies.