Focal Press Book: Digital Compositing for Film and Video (3rd Edition)

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Focal Press Book: Digital Compositing for Film and Video (3rd Edition)
Key Features
  • Author: Steve Wright
  • Paperback: 513 Pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press
  • Publication Date: May 3, 2010
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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.
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Focal Press 9780240813097 Overview

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

Introduction
Pulling Mattes
Refining Mattes
Despill
The Composite
Lighting
Camera
Action
Gamma
Video
Film
Log v. Linear
Working with Log Images
CGI Compositing Techniques

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.

Focal Press 9780240813097 Specs

AuthorSteve Wright
Edition3rd
FormatPaperback
Pages513
PublisherFocal Press
Date PublishedMay 3, 2010
ISBN-139780240813097
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.6 x 7.4 x 1.1"
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