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Visual Effects in A Digital World: A Comprehensive Glossary of over 7000 Visual Effects Terms / Edition 1

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Overview

As the visual effects industry has diversified, so too have the books written to serve the needs of this industry. Today there are hundreds of highly specialized titles focusing on particular aspects of film and broadcast animation, computer graphics, stage photography, miniature photography, color theory, and many others.
Visual Effects in a Digital World offers a much-needed reconsolidation of this knowledge. All of the industry's workers frequently need to understand concepts from other specialties, and this book-the only one of its kind-lets them look up and grasp the basics of any visual effects concept in a matter of seconds. It's a great way for everyone, regardless of experience, to find their way through the jargon and learn what they need to know.

• Authoritative coverage from a winner visual effects expert-winner of a British Academy Award and two Emmys.
• Cover topics such as computer graphics, digital compositing, live action, stage, and miniature photography, and a wide range of computer and Internet concepts.
• Offers job descriptions for positions found throughout the industry.
• Demystifies the jargon used by practitioners in every subspecialty.

Audience: The intended audiences are professionals and students interested in any and all aspects of digital visual effects development. This included, computer graphics and animation programmers, visual effects supervisors, technical directors, producers, directors and students seeking insider knowlegde on the state of the art in digital effects development. This will be of great interest to a wide variety of digital artists and those that rely on digital effects to enhance their visual projects.

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What People Are Saying

Steve Oedekerk
Karen has put together what will soon be referred to as the 'FX terminology bible.' Amazingly comprehensive and, as books go, a whole lot of words and very, very heavy.
Marty Cohen
Marty Cohen, Post Production Executive, DreamWorks
An indispensable tool for anyone working in the visual effects medium today.
Scott Ross
Scott Ross, Co-Founder/CEO, Digital Domain
Extensive, exhaustive, complete...Half the terms I didn't know! Every studio exec, director, producer, student and journalist should read this book cover to cover!
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Meet the Author

Karen Goulekas is an award-winning visual effects supervisor for feature films in Los Angelas working with Dreamworks Studio and Pacific Data Images, a leader in the computer generated visual effects field. Her work has been acknolwdged by the following awards; British Academy Award for Luc Bresson's film "The Fifth Element", two Emmy Awards for graphic design and anumation for NBC's Barcelona Summers Games of the XXV Olympiad, the Them Park Best Attraction Award for Jim Cameron's 3D stereo film "T23D" and an INternational Monitor Award for her commercial work on "Checy Longroad."

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Table of Contents

As this title is a glossary, no table of contents is included.

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