Digital Compositing for Film and Video from Focal Press is a practical, hands-on guide that addresses the problems and difficult choices that professional compositors face on a daily basis. In the book, author Steve Wright presents you 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 correction. The book is presented entirely in an non application-specific manner, allowing you to apply lessons learned to your compositing regardless of the software application you are using. An included DVD contains before and after examples as well as exercise files for you to refine your own techniques on.
New to the 3rd edition is a chapter entitled 'CGI Compositing Techniques', covering how the modern CGI production pipeline is now pushing many tasks that used to be done in the 3D department into the compositing department. Technological changes that have occurred between now and the publication of the 2nd edition are also covered, as well as new media on the DVD and corresponding lessons within the book.
Table of Contents
Log v. Linear
Working with Log Images
CGI Compositing Techniques