The Filmmaker S Guide To Visual Effects

Author: Eran Dinur
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317353188
File Size: 19,45 MB
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The Filmmaker’s Guide to Visual Effects offers a practical, detailed guide to visual effects for non-VFX specialists working in film and television. In contemporary filmmaking and television production, visual effects are used extensively in a wide variety of genres and formats to contribute to visual storytelling, help deal with production limitations, and reduce budget costs. Yet for many directors, producers, editors, and cinematographers, visual effects remain an often misunderstood aspect of media production. In this book, award-winning VFX supervisor and instructor Eran Dinur introduces readers to visual effects from the filmmaker’s perspective, providing a comprehensive guide to conceiving, designing, budgeting, planning, shooting, and reviewing VFX, from pre-production through post-production. The book will help readers: Learn what it takes for editors, cinematographers, directors, producers, gaffers, and other filmmakers to work more effectively with the visual effects team during pre-production, on the set and in post, use visual effects as a narrative aid, reduce production costs, and solve problems on location; Achieve a deeper understanding of 3D, 2D, and 2.5D workflows; the various VFX crafts from matchmove to compositing; essential concepts like photorealism, parallax, roto, and extraction; become familiar with the most common types of VFX, their role in filmmaking, and learn how to plan effectively for the cost and complexity of VFX shots; See visual effects concepts brought to life in practical, highly illustrated examples drawn from the real-world experiences of industry professionals, and discover how to better integrate visual effects into your own projects.

The Complete Guide To Photorealism For Visual Effects Visualization And Games

Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 9780367199265
File Size: 57,28 MB
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This book offers a comprehensive and detailed guide to accomplishing and perfecting a photorealistic look in digital content across visual effects, architectural and product visualization, and games. Emmy award-winning VFX supervisor Eran Dinur offers readers a deeper understanding of the complex interplay of light, surfaces, atmospherics, and optical effects, and then discusses techniques to achieve this complexity in the digital realm, covering both 3D and 2D methodologies. In addition, the book features artwork, case studies, and interviews with leading artists in the fields of VFX, visualization, and games. Exploring color, integration, light and surface behaviour, atmospherics, shading, texturing, physically-based rendering, procedural modelling, compositing, matte painting, lens/camera effects, and much more, Dinur offers a compelling, elegant guide to achieving photorealism in digital media and creating imagery that is seamless from real footage. Its broad perspective makes this detailed guide suitable for VFX, visualization and game artists and students, as well as directors, architects, designers, and anyone who strives to achieve convincing, believable visuals in digital media.

The Ves Handbook Of Visual Effects

Author: Jeffrey A. Okun
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0240812425
File Size: 47,56 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The book covers techniques and solutions all VFX artists, producers, and supervisors need to know, from preproduction, to digital character creation and compositing of both live-action and CG elements. In-depth lessons on stereoscopic moviemaking, color management and digital intermediates are included, as well as chapters on interactive games and full animation authored by artists from EA and Dreamworks respectively. --from publisher description

Digital Visual Effects In Cinema

Author: Stephen Prince
Editor: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813552184
File Size: 22,30 MB
Format: PDF
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Avatar. Inception. Jurassic Park. Lord of the Rings. Ratatouille. Not only are these some of the highest-grossing films of all time, they are also prime examples of how digital visual effects have transformed Hollywood filmmaking. Some critics, however, fear that this digital revolution marks a radical break with cinematic tradition, heralding the death of serious realistic movies in favor of computer-generated pure spectacle. Digital Visual Effects in Cinema counters this alarmist reading, by showing how digital effects–driven films should be understood as a continuation of the narrative and stylistic traditions that have defined American cinema for decades. Stephen Prince argues for an understanding of digital technologies as an expanded toolbox, available to enhance both realist films and cinematic fantasies. He offers a detailed exploration of each of these tools, from lighting technologies to image capture to stereoscopic 3D. Integrating aesthetic, historical, and theoretical analyses of digital visual effects, Digital Visual Effects in Cinema is an essential guide for understanding movie-making today.

The Filmmaker S Guide To Final Cut Pro Workflow

Author: Dale Angell
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136060618
File Size: 76,89 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Filmmaker's Guide to Final Cut Pro Workflow is the comprehensive roadmap to affordable postproduction workflow using Final Cut Pro, Cinema Tools, and Pro Tools. Illuminating workflow and the interrelationship of these software applications, it also focuses on cost saving and efficiency, aiding low-budget, independent moviemakers as well as students trying to take their skills to the professional level. Author Dale Angell offers a practical guide to complete film postproduction workflow, describing low-cost workflow that can be used for 35mm film, High Definition digital video, or DV/Red Camera. The Filmmaker's Guide to Final Cut Pro Workflow will help the independent filmmaker working on a tight budget: . Understand capturing picture when shooting on film or digital video . Finishing the project on either film or video . Audio edit workflows for both film and video . Comprehend NTSC and PAL video as well as modern digital video formats . Understand timecode and the file architecture in Final Cut Pro, Cinema Tools, and Pro Tools

Film Magic

Author: Don Dohler
ISBN: 9780960377008
File Size: 80,68 MB
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Filming The Fantastic

Author: Mark Sawicki
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0240814738
File Size: 72,36 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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This full-color step-by step guide to visual effects cinematography empowers you to plan out and execute visual effects shots on a budget, without falling into the common pitfall of using high-end computer graphics to "fix it in post," which can be an expensive, drawn out process. Instead, learn how to put your shots together before you start shooting-whether you're working in digital or film. Learn how to effectively photograph and create miniatures, matte paintings, green screen set ups, crowd replication, digital rear projection, and so much more to create elements that will composite together flawlessly. --from publisher description

The Filmmaker S Guide To Production Design

Author: Vincent LoBrutto
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1621535878
File Size: 22,66 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Learn to turn a simple screenplay into a visual masterpiece! Top production designers share their real-life experiences to explain the aesthetic, narrative, and technical aspects of the craft. Step by step, aspiring filmmakers will discover sound instruction on the tools of the trade, and established filmmakers will enjoy a new outlook on production design. They will learn, for example, the craft behind movie magic–such as how to create a design metaphor, choose a color scheme, use space, and work within all genres of film, from well-funded studio projects to "guerilla filmmaking." This indispensable resource also contains a history of movie making and guidelines for digital production design. For the experienced filmmaker seeking new design ideas to the struggling newcomer stretching low-budget dollars, this book makes the processes and concepts of production design accessible. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

The Innocence Of The Eye

Author: Edward Spiegel
File Size: 15,13 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Filmmaker Spiegel presents a practical filmmaking manual based upon the teachings of the late montage artist Slavko Vorkapich (film, USC) as well as his own experience. Vorkapich's approach focuses on motion and image placement within the frame. Sequences of film stills are used throughout the text to illustrate the concepts discussed. The volume does not contain bibliographical references or an index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Independent Filmmaker S Guide To The New Hollywood

Author: Gabriel Campisi
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476640459
File Size: 50,96 MB
Format: PDF
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Netflix and its competitors like Disney+, Amazon Prime and Hulu have brought unprecedented levels of entertainment to consumers everywhere, providing the richest, most abundant aggregate of motion pictures and cinematic television the world has ever seen. Behind the facade, however, things are not as pleasant. A very costly paradigm shift is underway, altering not only conventional business and finance models, but also threatening long-established avenues of entertainment such as movie theaters, traditional television, and home video, and wreaking havoc on independent filmmakers and veteran producers alike. This book attempts to make sense of ongoing economic and creative shifts of infrastructure and intellectual property, to understand where the industry is headed, and to distinguish which business models should be maintained and which ones should be left behind. Featuring exclusive interviews with some of the industry's most prolific filmmakers and executives, it dives into the trenches of Hollywood to provide readers with the knowledge necessary to rethink the business, see past the turmoil, recognize the new opportunities, and take advantage of exciting new possibilities. Change sparks innovation, and innovation brings about great opportunity--but only for the well-informed and prepared.

The Dv Rebel S Guide

Author: Stu Maschwitz
Editor: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0132705192
File Size: 23,20 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Written by Stu Maschwitz, co-founder of the Orphanage (the legendary guerrilla visual effects studio responsible for amazing and award-winning effects in such movies as Sin City, The Day After Tomorrow, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), this book is a must-have for all those budding filmmakers and students who want to produce action movies with visual effects but don't have Hollywood budgets. The Orphanage was created by three twenty-something visual effects veterans who wanted to make their own feature films and discovered they could do this by utilizing home computers, off the shelf software, and approaching things artistically. This guide details exactly how to do this: from planning and selecting the necessary cameras, software, and equipment, to creating specific special effects (including gunfire, Kung Fu fighting, car chases, dismemberment, and more) to editing and mixing sound and music. Its mantra is that the best, low-budget action moviemakers must visualize the end product first in order to reverse-engineer the least expensive way to get there. Readers will learn how to integrate visual effects into every aspect of filmmaking--before filming, during filming and with "in camera" shots, and with computers in postproduction. Throughout the book, the author makes specific references to and uses popular action movies (both low and big-budget) as detailed examples--including El Mariachi, La Femme Nikita, Die Hard, and Terminator 2. Note from the Publisher: If you have the 3rd printing of The DV Rebel’s Guide, your disc may be missing the data files that accompany the book. If this is the case, please send an email to Peachpit in order to obtain the files at [email protected]

Special Effects

Author: Karen O'Connor
Editor: Franklin Watts
ISBN: 9780531028780
File Size: 75,15 MB
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Explains the filming of special effects such as bodies falling, buildings burning, and planets colliding.

Be A Film Editor

Author: Alix Wood
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1508162697
File Size: 10,27 MB
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One of the most crucial people behind the scenes in a movie is the film editor. Without this meticulous artist, a film would seem awkward, hard to follow, and unprofessional. The film editor knows when to cut the action of a scene and how to transition into the next scene flawlessly. They know when to use a close-up and how to add important visual effects. There's a lot to the art of film editing, but this filmmaker's guide is an accessible view into the fascinating career that movie enthusiasts may never have considered.

Movie Stunts Special Effects

Author: Andrew Lane
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1623562740
File Size: 15,41 MB
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Throughout film history, one of the fundamental fantasies portrayed on screen has been the kind of physical action few of us could ever experience in real life. The image of an 'every man' engaged in hand-to-hand, mortal combat, defending his family or even the world population against an overwhelming and malevolent force, speaks to our most primal instincts and thus became a mainstay of movie entertainment. In order to translate these deep-seated fantasies to the screen, filmmakers have been developing special skills and crafts for over 100 years. It is these skills that make 'movie magic' and have allowed audiences to take part in the primal hopes and fears we all possess. Movie Stunts & Special Effects: A Comprehensive Guide to Planning and Execution is designed to inform filmmakers on how to plan for and utilize these crafts by engaging and empowering filmmakers to better communicate with stunts and effects practitioners, and thereby enabling them to more fully realize their vision. Director/Producer Andrew Lane surveys fights, use of weapons, cars and vehicles, falls, the use of pyrotechnics, atmospheric effects, bullet hits, wounds and blood, among many other categories. Factors such as cost, time to implement, safety accommodations, and assessing the competence of those employed to plan and execute stunts and special effects are numerous and very specific. Each topic in Movie Stunts & Special Effects is examined using narrative explanations and extensive interviews with world-renowned experts. Various stunts and special effects are explored in the context of how they are best captured by a camera and then editorially constituted in the final product.

Cinematographers Production Designers Costume Designers And Film Editors Guide

Author: David Pecchia
Editor: Lone Eagle Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780943728438
File Size: 25,12 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Super 8 Filmaker

File Size: 51,15 MB
Format: PDF
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Guide To Computer Visions

Author: Alan Bloom
ISBN: 9780818627941
File Size: 38,76 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Special Visual Effects

Author: Jack Imes
Editor: Van Nostrand Reinhold
File Size: 41,38 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Examines the equipment used to produce animation, special effects mattes, rear screen projection, film effects, and special mechanical effects

The Beginning Filmmaker S Guide

Author: Renee Harmon
Editor: Mjf Books
ISBN: 9781567313840
File Size: 15,56 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Film And Television

Author: Mark Emmons
Editor: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
File Size: 80,54 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is a guide to reference works in movies and television. Beginning with general guides, dictionaries and encyclopedias, the book then turns to filmographies, filmmakers, and filmmaking. It is for librarians, faculty, and novice filmmakers.