Visual effects are among the most exciting and one of the most in demand aspects of contemporary film making But not all visual effects are created using prohibitively expensive equipment For the first time, this compelling art form is explained and made accessible to aspiring film makers and artists in a unique book DVD combination Exploring Visual Effects describes and illustrates each phase of visual effects production, from design and research through model building, photography, digital editing, and composition The authors, drawing on extensive industry and classroom teaching experience, present a range of options for creating Hollywood style effects using traditional and contemporary technologies with explanations on how to choose the right technique based on content, budget, and time The creative and budget conscious ideas in this book can be explored using commonly available supplies and software an important consideration when it comes to building the confidence to create convincing visual effects The accompanying DVD provides a striking visual counterpoint to the text and features a gallery of downloadable stills and video clips for practicing techniques used in the video demonstrations....
|Title||:||Exploring Visual Effects (Design Exploration Series)|
|Publisher||:||Delmar Cengage Learning 1 edition April 14, 2006|
|Number of Pages||:||256 pages|
|File Size||:||996 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Exploring Visual Effects (Design Exploration Series) Reviews
I'm not a professional filmmaker (I'm barley a hobbyist), but I totally dug this book! I've always been fascinated with visual effects, and I've read plenty of books on the subject...but none were as clear, concise, and easy to understand as this one. As I was reading, I had to look up a couple of technical terms, but like I said, I don't do this for a living. I have to believe that as much as I enjoyed the read, someone who will actually implement the author's techniques, will freakin' love this thing.
I might recommend this book to somebody studying to be in the visual effects business. It has some of the basic information for beginners but even there it falls short on what you would need to know.
This book has a lot of good information. It focuses more on practical effects and model building rather than digital effects, which is cool. However, if you are already in the business of creating visual effects, you probably will not get a lot out of it. With that said, the book is good and I DO recommend it for people getting started.
I have woked in visual efeects for over 10 years and I like to think I know a great deal about my field but I still found that this book provded me with additional information on subjects I was already aquainted with. If you are new to visual effetcs the book provides a good overview of the many crafts associated with VFX and it is also a great refresher for those with experience. Mr Woodys book covers a wide spectrum of concpets and disciplines used in visual effects work in an enjoyable, easy to read style. If you're looking to get into VFX this is a great place to start.
This text is very cool. It goes from getting crews together, through pre-production to lighting, some model making, in camera effects, digital. The lighting section is cool because it has specs about basic lighting instruments most students have available to them in school from their theatre department! The DVD is very cool, it has demo versions of Apple's Shake and Motion software and a bunch of other cool things. The writing style is also easy and informal, it feels like you are having a conversation with the author.
Nothing will scare an aspiring filmmaker like the challenge of needing visual effects to complete a shot. Exploring Visual Effects is a fantastic tool for filmmakers of any skill, from beginners and students to experienced feature helmers. The options it presents are easily described and artfully presented. The authors style is very accessible. In the realm of "must have" books for fledgling directors, this is certainly one of them.
this book is all an around important contribution to any budding effects artist's personal library. the chapters are easy to follow and the companion dvd is extremely helpful. the book should be required reading for any digital media course.
This was a fantastic book that covers a variety of areas of visual effects. I found the examples and DVD to be a huge help. I found it to be well written and the practical industry information is great. A must have for anyone learning the industry.