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Successful animators- the ones who land the exciting jobs and who win the industry awards- must be more than simply a talented artist, a great filmmaker, or a skilled technologist. They need to be all three! For the first time, aspiring animators and those in the field looking to move up have a resource to help them develop this entire skill set with Exploring Digital Cinematography. Award-winning animator Jason Donati examines such key concepts as CG directing, lighting, and texturing from the three different perspectives of art, film, and technology. Beginning with a solid foundation of art and filmmaking knowledge, this groundbreaking book then translates key production techniques- including depth of field, camera blocking, and three-point lighting- into the 3D world. This unique approach bridges the gap between traditional live-action cinematography and cutting-edge 3D animation, giving readers all the skills they need to realize their full 3D animation potential.
Section 1 - Overview and Introduction -Preface -Understanding Digital Cinematography Section 2 - Directing -Gallery -Introduction to Directing the Animated Film -Visual Storytelling -Directing the Camera- A Traditional Filmmaking Perspective -The Virtual Camera Section 3 - Lighting -Gallery -Introduction to Light and Color -Light Direction -The Virtual Light Section 4 - Rendering -Gallery -Introduction to Rendering -Rendering as a Directors Tool -Rendering - Technically Speaking Section 5 - Putting it all Together -Gallery -The Digital Cinematographer -Summary- Where To Go From Here
Posted March 31, 2008
This book is perfect for anyone hoping to gain a greater understanding of all facets of digital cinematography and producing films/animations. Super for use in the classroom and personal projects. The thing I like most is that the chapters give a nice basic overview then go into great detail for those that want a lot more. -MichaelWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.