The VES Handbook of Visual Effects: Industry Standard VFX Practices and Procedures

Wisdom from the best and the brightest in the industry, this visual effects bible belongs on the shelf of anyone working in or aspiring to work in VFX. 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. Written by 88 top leading visual effects practitioners and covering everything about visual effects from pre-production, production, and post-production. Simply a must-have book for anyone working in or wanting to work in the VFX industry. A Note on the Kindle Version: There are several images throughout chapters 3, 5, 6, and 7 that are not visible in the Kindle edition of this book due to rights restrictions. Special Thanks The completion of this book required the efforts of many hardworking, talented and dedicated people in order to help it become a reality. Accordingly, the VES and Focal Press would like to offer very special thanks to all of our team Captains and Co-Captains: Chapter 1: Michael Fink, Captain Jacquelyn Ford Morie, Co-Captain Chapter 2: Scott Squires, Captain Mat Beck, Co-Captain Chapter 3: Bill Taylor Chapter 4: John Root, Captain Demian Gordon, Co-Captain Chapter 5: Rob Engle, Captain Lenny Lipton, Co-Captain Chapter 6: Marshall Krasser, Captain Chapter 7: Kevin Rafferty, Captain Chapter 8: Richard Taylor, Captain Habib Zargarpour, Co-Captain Chapter 9: Stephan V. Bugaj, Captain Lyndon Barrois, Co-Captain Chapter 10: Dan Novy, Captain Stephan V. Bugaj, Co-Captain Additionally, we would like to thank Ron Brinkmann and Lenny Lipton for the exhaustive efforts in compiling the Glossary