Filmmaking: Motion Graphics

  • After Effects for Designers: Graphic and Interactive Design in Motion book cover

    After Effects for Designers

    Graphic and Interactive Design in Motion

    By Chris Jackson

    After Effects for Designers teaches design students, artists, and web, graphic, and interactive designers how to design, develop, and deploy motion design projects using Adobe After Effects. Author Chris Jackson balances fundamental aspects of time-based design with related techniques and explores…

    Paperback – 2017-12-27 
    Focal Press

  • Digital Compositing for Film and Video: Production Workflows and Techniques book cover

    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 – 2017-11-21 
    Focal Press

  • Title Sequences as Paratexts: Narrative Anticipation and Recapitulation book cover

    Title Sequences as Paratexts

    Narrative Anticipation and Recapitulation

    By Michael Betancourt

    In his third book on the semiotics of title sequences, Title Sequences as Paratexts, theorist Michael Betancourt offers an analysis of the relationship between the title sequence and its primary text—the narrative whose production the titles credit. Using a wealth of examples drawn from across film…

    Hardback – 2017-11-01 
    Focal Press
    Routledge Studies in Media Theory and Practice

  • Synchronization and Title Sequences: Audio-Visual Semiosis in Motion Graphics book cover

    Synchronization and Title Sequences

    Audio-Visual Semiosis in Motion Graphics

    By Michael Betancourt

    Synchronization and Title Sequences proposes a semiotic analysis of the synchronization of image and sound in motion pictures using title sequences. Through detailed historical close readings of title designs that use either voice-over, an instrumental opening, or title song to organize their…

    Hardback – 2017-05-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Media Theory and Practice

  • Advanced Visual Effects Compositing: Techniques for Working with Problematic Footage book cover

    Advanced Visual Effects Compositing

    Techniques for Working with Problematic Footage

    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
    Focal Press

  • Semiotics and Title Sequences: Text-Image Composites in Motion Graphics book cover

    Semiotics and Title Sequences

    Text-Image Composites in Motion Graphics

    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
    Focal Press
    Routledge Studies in Media Theory and Practice

  • Digital Compositing with Blackmagic Fusion: Essential Techniques book cover

    Digital Compositing with Blackmagic Fusion

    Essential Techniques

    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
    Focal Press

  • Beyond Spatial Montage: Windowing, or the Cinematic Displacement of Time, Motion, and Space book cover

    Beyond Spatial Montage

    Windowing, or the Cinematic Displacement of Time, Motion, and Space

    By Michael Betancourt

    Beyond Spatial Montage: Windowing, or the Cinematic Displacement of Time, Motion, and Space offers an extended discussion of the morphology and structure of compositing, graphic juxtapositions, and montage employed in motion pictures. Drawing from the history of avant-garde and commercial cinema,…

    Hardback – 2016-03-08
    Focal Press

  • After Effects Apprentice: Real-World Skills for the Aspiring Motion Graphics Artist book cover

    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
    Focal Press
    Apprentice Series

  • Design for Motion: Fundamentals and Techniques of Motion Design book cover

    Design for Motion

    Fundamentals and Techniques of Motion Design

    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
    Focal Press

  • Compositing Visual Effects in After Effects: Essential Techniques book cover

    Compositing Visual Effects in After Effects

    Essential Techniques

    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
    Focal Press

  • Cinema 4D Apprentice: Real-World Skills for the Aspiring Motion Graphics Artist book cover

    Cinema 4D Apprentice

    Real-World Skills for the Aspiring Motion Graphics Artist

    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
    Focal Press
    Apprentice Series

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