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SHRINKWRAPPED: BRAND NEW: MULTIPLE COPIES AVAILABLE: DESCRIPTION: 326 Pages: Charles River Media; 1 edition (January 28, 2005) : Today's game audiences expect Hollywood-quality ... cinematography. But to produce this quality in games, programmers need to understand the traditional film principles of lighting, camera positioning, and motion. Unlike movies, games provide non-linear, interactive storytelling, so to use film and T.V. techniques effectively, the techniques need to be modified for games. Real-Time Cinematography for Games provides this translation by teaching programmers and artists how to incorporate tried-and-true filmmaking techniques into their games. Beginning with an overview of filmmaking and cinematography basics, the book teaches how to tell a compelling story using camera placement based on character and environment. It explains how to handle a camera for panning, zooming, and cradle movement, and it details how to program these techniques into your games through code examples. From there, camera lenses and methods for achieving a variety of effects with software cameras are explored. Hands-on examples illustrate the importance of good lighting and how to handle transitions to new lighting arrangements. The next part of the book covers the essential areas of filters, sound effects, interactive music, movement, and dialog, including coverage of current voice recognition technology. The book wraps up with coverage of directing essentials. Programmers will find the entire book extremely useful, and designers and artists will find the large amount of creative uses of filmmaking techniques invaluable. Every chapter is written with two major parts: creative and technical. The creative section looks into the techniques and practices of the film industry and teaches how artists and designers can use these techniques in games.: The book has remainder mark at its edge. Read more Show Less

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Today's game audiences expect Hollywood-quality cinematography. But to produce this quality in games, programmers need to understand the traditional film principles of lighting, camera positioning, and motion. Unlike movies, games provide non-linear, interactive storytelling, so to use film and T.V. techniques effectively, the techniques need to be modified for games. Real-Time Cinematography for Games provides this translation by teaching programmers and artists how to incorporate tried-and-true filmmaking techniques into their games. Beginning with an overview of filmmaking and cinematography basics, the book teaches how to tell a compelling story using camera placement based on character and environment. It explains how to handle a camera for panning, zooming, and cradle movement, and it details how to program these techniques into your games through code examples. From there, camera lenses and methods for achieving a variety of effects with software cameras are explored. Hands-on examples illustrate the importance of good lighting and how to handle transitions to new lighting arrangements. The next part of the book covers the essential areas of filters, sound effects, interactive music, movement, and dialog, including coverage of current voice recognition technology. The book wraps up with coverage of directing essentials. Programmers will find the entire book extremely useful, and designers and artists will find the large amount of creative uses of filmmaking techniques invaluable. Every chapter is written with two major parts: creative and technical. The creative section looks into the techniques and practices of the film industry and teaches how artists and designers can use these techniques in games. The technical sections then explain how to implement these techniques into games through practical code and equations. The technical sections require knowledge of basic programming and computer graphics concepts. This is the one resource programm

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584503088
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/24/2005
  • Series: Charles River Media Game Development Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 326
  • Product dimensions: 7.42 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 0.86 (d)

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Brian Hawkins (Los Angeles, CA) began his career doing research at JustSystem Pittsburgh Research Center where he focused on scripted character animation using natural language. He worked at Activision as the game core lead on Star Trek: Armada and contributed to Civilization: Call to Power and Call to Power 2. He also worked for Seven Studios as lead programmer on Defender and now operates his own development company, Soma Inc. He holds a BS in mathematics and computer science from Carnegie Mellon University and is the author of Preventative Programming Techniques.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1 Cinematography: Position
Chapter 2 Cinematography: Motion
Chapter 3 Acting: Hitting the Mark
Chapter 4 Cinematography: Lenses
Chapter 5 Lighting: Reality versus Hollywood
Chapter 6 Editing: Filters and Effects
Chapter 7 Editing: Transition
Chapter 8 Editing: Selection
Chapter 9 Acting: Dialogue
Chapter 10 Foley Artist: Sound Effects
Chapter 11 Composing: Making Music
Chapter 12 Directing: Bringing It All Together
Chapter 13 Coming Soon
Appendix A: About the Companion Web Site
Appendix B: References
Index
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