* 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
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Series:||Focal Press Visual Effects and Animation Series|
|Product dimensions:||7.47(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)|
Table of Contents
|Chapter 2||Pulling Mattes||9|
|Chapter 3||Refining Mattes||49|
|Chapter 5||The Composite||73|
|Chapter 12||Log versus Linear||257|
|Chapter 13||Working with Log Images||277|