Digital Compositing for Film and Video / Edition 2

Digital Compositing for Film and Video / Edition 2

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by Steve Wright
     
 

* Explains in a straightforward, accessible how-to fashion: how compositors can build sophisticated solutions to complex problems in feature films, television, and video games

* Gives useful, practical techniques for matte extraction, despill procedures, compositing and color correction

* Companion CD-ROM offers readers numerous problem-solving

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Overview

* Explains in a straightforward, accessible how-to fashion: how compositors can build sophisticated solutions to complex problems in feature films, television, and video games

* Gives useful, practical techniques for matte extraction, despill procedures, compositing and color correction

* Companion CD-ROM offers readers numerous problem-solving examples to work through for deeper understanding for applying the book's techniques

* Digital Compositing is loaded with tricks, techniques and alternative solutions to the common thorny problems faced by today's compositors

Digital Compositing for Film and Video is a hands-on, practical how-to guide addressing the problems and difficult choices faced by the professional compositor in real-life situations. Readers are offered in-depth practical methods for matte extraction, despill procedures, compositing operations, and color correction - the "meat and potatoes" of all digital effects.

Written by a senior compositor with over ten years' experience in both feature film and broadcast television, this book offers a broad range of alternative solutions that will save hours of fiddling with composites trying to get them to look right when the basic tools aren't working. A companion CD-ROM provides examples of the many topics covered in this book.

Author Biography: Steve Wright has 15 years experience in CGI and digital effects for broadcast television commercials, feature films, ride films, and IMAX films. He has spent eight years as in-house executive producer and digital effects supervisor for CGI Studios. Currently, Wright is Senior Compositor & 2D Technical Director with Cinesite., Cinesite (Kodak subsidiary)CGI StudiosIMAX

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240807607
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/02/2006
Series:
Focal Press Visual Effects and Animation Series
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet 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.

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2Pulling mattes13
Ch. 3Refining mattes69
Ch. 4Despill83
Ch. 5The composite101
Ch. 6Blend operations133
Ch. 7Lighting151
Ch. 8Camera197
Ch. 9Action223
Ch. 10Gamma265
Ch. 11Video283
Ch. 12Film325
Ch. 13Log vs. linear353
Ch. 14Log images385

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