218 pages | 250 Color Illus.
In Advanced Visual Effects Compositing: Techniques for Working with Problematic Footage, learn to tackle difficult visual effect composites in layer-based and node-based compositing programs.
In this book, industry veteran and compositing expert Lee Lanier offers tips, tricks, techniques, and workflows for difficult visual effects shots, including poorly shot green screen, moving shots with no visible motion tracking marks, shots requiring three-dimensional (3D) elements that lack 3D renders, poor-quality stock footage, and incorrectly lit shots. Lanier details the common problems of visual effects shots and offers practical solutions using examples from Adobe After Effects and Blackmagic Design Fusion. An accompanying eResource (www.routledge.com/9781138668348) features video image sequences, 3D renders, and other tutorial materials, allowing you to practice the discussed techniques.
The visual effects challenges covered in this book include:
1. Working with Bad Green Screen 2. Motion Tracking the Untrackable 3. Altering and Repairing Plates 4. Re-Lighting Shots 5. Creating Depth with 2.5D 6. Damaging the Undamaged 7. Improving and Replacing Poor Stock Footage 8. Tackling Complex VFX Shots