Visual effects for film and television [electronic resource] / A.J. Mitchell.
- 1st edition
- Amsterdam ; London : Focal, 2004.
- Media manuals.
1 online resource (246 p.)
- Television broadcasting -- Special effects.
Cinematography -- Special effects.
- Electronic books.
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- * An invaluable insight into the use of visual effects in film and television* Fully illustrated with diagrams to show you step-by-step techniques* Covers visual effects processes from front-of-camera to post-production* Integrated approach to film, video and digital techniques* Redefines the rules of photography so that they can be broken for effects* Shows the line of development from the oldest to the newest processes* A must for cinematographers, editors, designers and students of VFX alike
- Cover; Visual effects for film and television; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgement; A note from the author; 1. Introduction; What makes an effect 'special'?; Why create 'effects'?; Film, video, digital and string; Film; Video; Conclusion; Stocks and formats; Film formats; Film stocks; Video formats; Methods of creating visual effects; 2. Photography for effects; Camera parameters; The lens; The shutter/pulldown system; Video shutter and speed; Filters and lens attachments; Other image enhancements; Temporal manipulation; Stop frame/motion animation; Timelapse; Timeslice; Miniatures
Visual effects shooting toolkit3.Imaging without a camera; Film; Direct application; Photogrammetry; Chemical applications; Non-photographic photography; Video; Digital; 4. Front of camera; Optical effects; Filtration; Masks and vignettes; The glass shot; Photo cut-outs and hanging miniatures; Mirrors; Special processes using mirrors; 5. Cmposite photography; Mixes and supers; Film multiple imaging; Video superimposition; Matte and split-screen; Video/digital switch and wipes; Rephotography/re-recording; Film rephotography; Video re-recording; 6. Combined action with pre-shot backgrounds
Physical backgroundsShooting backplates; Background (scenic) projection; Rear projection; Front projection; Miniature projection; Large-screen video (including video projection); 7. Self-matting processes; Brightness separation matte; Multiple run mattes; Colour separation matting; Film historic; Video historic; Choice of formats; Choice of keying colour; Creating the backing; Lighting and setting up; Steps for a basic colour screen shot; Complex colour screen shots; Staging colour screen shots; Special uses of blue/green screen processes; Compositing colour screen shots; Difference matting
8. Computer-based systems and techniquesComputers - external processes (for control); Recording/post systems; Camera systems; Computer-controlled camera movement; Computers - internal processes (for digital imaging); Formats; Input to digital world; Output to analogue; Digital image manipulation; 2D digital image manipulation; Compositing software; New life into old methods; Perfecting the illusion; 3D computer-generated imaging (CGI); Digitizing (getting information into the computer); Rendering (getting the images out of the computer)
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