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Filming the Fantastic: A Guide to Visual Effects Cinematography is afull-color guide to visual effects cinematography. Plan out and execute visual effects shots on a budget, without falling into the common pitfall of using high-end computer graphics to "fix it in post," which can be an expensive, drawn out process. Learn how to effectively photograph and create miniatures, matte paintings, green screen set ups, crowd replication, digital rear projection, and so much more to create elements that will composite together flawlessly. Hundreds of full-color set photographs, step by step information, and real world examples throughout the book show you exactly how it's done. This book describes methods for creating seamless effects that don't call attention to themselves, but enhance the scene as a whole. The technical foundations of film and digital capture are given in the introductory chapters of the book, and you are presented with real world scenarios that illustrate these basic concepts in a practical sense.
About the Author
Mark Sawicki is a camera man, artist, and actor. He has had many roles in the world of film, from teaching visual effects for over 15 years at the UCLA extension, authoring video programs on the art of clay animation, and being an independent stop motion animator on several MTV videos. Mark is currently a digital colorist and effects camera supervisor at Custom Film Effects.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Composition and Lighting Chapter 2. Forced Perspective Chapter 3. Matte Painting Chapter 4. Stop Motion Chapter 5. Format and Film Chapter 6. The Cineon System Chapter 7. Digital Cinema Chapter 8. The Moving Camera Chapter 9. Blue and Green Screen Chapter 10. Miniature VS Computer Graphics Chapter 11. So You Don’t Have Million Dollars Chapter 12. Big Effects, Little Money Chapter 13. You Can't Always Get What You Want Chapter 14. Welcome To The Circus The Man Behind The Circus Glossary