Compositing Visual Effects: Essentials for the Aspiring Artist

Put the essential concepts and techniques of digital compositing to work for
you without the need of a single mathematical vocabulary

Beginning with an inspirational tour of the scope and magnitude of digital
compositing you get a solid overview of the kinds of digital effects routinely
executed today. See how CGI (Computer applications primer animation

Learn what is easy and hard, possible and impossible, and what to expect when
working on a job that entails digital compositing. There are tips on when not to
use the new low-end DV video cameras

* An accessible introduction to a complex subject for novice compositors

* Full color presentation

* An experienced book author and understanding of the full range of visual
effects, in which digital compositing plays a key role. equation. Compositing
Visual Effects is lavishly illustrated with hundreds of film shots, figures,
illustrations and diagrams to help the visual reader gain a valuable , creating
masks, working with digital keyers, and many more; but most importantly, the art
of digital compositing making your shots look not just photorealistic, but cool.
on digital images, key concepts, and terms used in the compositing process. The
subsequent chapters dig down into each of the major digital compositing
applications, introducing the fundamental concepts and processes behind them.
This includes the many ways to composite CGI, bluescreen compositing, of digital
compositing, which include blue screen compositing, bullet time shots, motion
tracking, and rotoscoping, and you get a Generated Image) is composited with
live action, how set extensions are done, and what a match-move shot is.
Following that, you learn each of the key and tips for the client, such as
guidelines on how to shoot a quality blue screen or greenscreen to get the best
results at compositing time. All the while, special attention is paid to
defining new terminology and telling a clear story from the ground up, with the
only requirement being that you have read the previous chapters. illustrating
the art and techniques of the practice of 20 years compositing experience; with
60 feature film credits including Vanilla Sky, X-Men 2, Swept Away, and Solaris


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