Digital Compositing for Film and Video / Edition 2

Digital Compositing for Film and Video / Edition 2

by Steve Wright
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Taylor & Francis

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Digital Compositing for Film and Video / Edition 2

* 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

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: 7.47(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Introduction1
Chapter 2Pulling Mattes9
Chapter 3Refining Mattes49
Chapter 4Despill55
Chapter 5The Composite73
Chapter 6Lighting105
Chapter 7Camera137
Chapter 8Action159
Chapter 9Gamma193
Chapter 10Video209
Chapter 11Film239
Chapter 12Log versus Linear257
Chapter 13Working with Log Images277

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