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  • Digital Compositing for Film and Video

    Production Workflows and Techniques, 4th Edition

    By Steve Wright

    Written by senior compositor, technical director and master trainer Steve Wright, this book condenses years of production experience into an easy-to-read and highly-informative guide suitable for both working and aspiring visual effects artists. This expanded and updated edition of Digital…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
    Routledge

  • Storytelling for Virtual Reality

    Methods and Principles for Crafting Immersive Narratives, 1st Edition

    By John Bucher

    Storytelling for Virtual Reality serves as a bridge between students of new media and professionals working between the emerging world of VR technology and the art form of classical storytelling. Rather than examining purely the technical, the text focuses on the narrative and how stories can…

    Paperback – 2017-07-12
    Routledge

  • The Filmmaker's Guide to Visual Effects

    The Art and Techniques of VFX for Directors, Producers, Editors and Cinematographers, 1st Edition

    By Eran Dinur

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-04-10
    Routledge

  • Advanced Visual Effects Compositing

    Techniques for Working with Problematic Footage, 1st Edition

    By Lee Lanier

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-01-27
    Routledge

  • Semiotics and Title Sequences

    Text-Image Composites in Motion Graphics, 1st Edition

    By Michael Betancourt

    Title sequences are the most obvious place where photography and typography combine on-screen, yet they are also a commonly neglected part of film studies. Semiotics and Title Sequences presents the first theoretical model and historical consideration of how text and image combine to create meaning…

    Hardback – 2017-01-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Media Theory and Practice

  • Glitch Art in Theory and Practice

    Critical Failures and Post-Digital Aesthetics, 1st Edition

    By Michael Betancourt

    Glitch Art in Theory and Practice: Critical Failures and Post-Digital Aesthetics explores the concept of "glitch" alongside contemporary digital political economy to develop a general theory of critical media using glitch as a case study and model, focusing specifically on examples of digital…

    Hardback – 2016-10-03
    Routledge

  • Digital Compositing with Blackmagic Fusion

    Essential Techniques, 1st Edition

    By Lee Lanier

    Create complex composites with Blackmagic Fusion. Learn the basics of node-based compositing and get up to speed quickly so you can undertake your own compositing projects. In Digital Compositing with Blackmagic Fusion: Essential Techniques, industry veteran Lee Lanier covers the most important…

    Paperback – 2016-09-26
    Routledge

  • After Effects Apprentice

    Real-World Skills for the Aspiring Motion Graphics Artist, 4th Edition

    By Chris Meyer, Trish Meyer

    Whether you’re new to After Effects and want to get up to speed quickly, or already a user who needs to become familiar with the new features, After Effects Apprentice was created for you. With 12 core lessons including a trio of projects combining After Effects with CINEMA 4D Lite, you’ll learn…

    Paperback – 2016-02-17
    Routledge
    Apprentice Series

  • Design for Motion

    Fundamentals and Techniques of Motion Design, 1st Edition

    By Austin Shaw

    Plumb the depths of core motion design fundamentals and harness the essential techniques of this diverse and innovative medium. Combine basic art and design principles with creative storytelling to create compelling style frames, design boards, and motion design projects. Here, in one volume,…

    Paperback – 2015-12-08
    Routledge

  • Compositing Visual Effects in After Effects

    Essential Techniques, 1st Edition

    By Lee Lanier

    Create vibrant visual effects with Adobe After Effects. Gain the tips, tricks, and applied knowledge you need to carry out essential visual effects tasks and bring your digital compositing to the next level. In Compositing Visual Effects in After Effects, industry veteran Lee Lanier covers all the…

    Paperback – 2015-11-06
    Routledge

  • Masters of FX

    Behind the Scenes with Geniuses of Visual and Special Effects, 1st Edition

    By Ian Failes

    It would be rare these days to find a film that did not in some way depend on the magic of visual effects, from the raging computer-generated dinosaurs in Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park, to the fantastical worlds of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, and the photoreal tiger and ocean in Ang Lee's…

    Paperback – 2015-07-20
    Routledge

  • Cinema 4D Apprentice

    Real-World Skills for the Aspiring Motion Graphics Artist, 1st Edition

    By Kent McQuilkin

    New to CINEMA 4D and looking for an accessible way to get up to speed quickly? Do you already know the basics of the software but need to know the new features or take your skills and understanding a little deeper? If so, look no further than CINEMA 4D Apprentice, your one-stop shop for learning…

    Paperback – 2015-05-07
    Routledge
    Apprentice Series

  • After Effects and Cinema 4D Lite

    3D Motion Graphics and Visual Effects Using CINEWARE, 1st Edition

    By Chris Jackson

    One of the most exciting new features in After Effects is the integration of Cinema 4D using the CINEWARE plug-in and a free version of Cinema 4D Lite. Both provide a wide assortment of new 3D tools and options that are difficult or nearly impossible to achieve in After Effects alone. This book…

    Paperback – 2014-09-09
    Routledge

  • The VES Handbook of Visual Effects

    Industry Standard VFX Practices and Procedures, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Susan Zwerman, Jeffrey A. Okun

    The award-winning VES Handbook of Visual Effects remains the most complete guide to visual effects techniques and best practices available today. This new edition has been updated to include the latest, industry-standard techniques, technologies, and workflows that are ever-evolving in the fast…

    Paperback – 2014-08-25
    Routledge

  • Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects

    Essential and Advanced Techniques, 5th Edition

    By Chris Meyer, Trish Meyer

      After Effects CS5.5 Update:  /tv.adobe.com/show/after-effects-cs55-new-creative-techniques/ Chris and Trish Meyer have created a series of videos demonstrating how to use their favorite new and enhanced features in After Effects CS5.5. Virtually all of these videos use exercise files…

    Paperback – 2010-06-18
    Routledge