Filmmaking: Visual Effects

  • 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

  • Virtual Reality Filmmaking: Techniques & Best Practices for VR Filmmakers book cover

    Virtual Reality Filmmaking

    Techniques & Best Practices for VR Filmmakers

    By Celine Tricart

    Virtual Reality Filmmaking presents a comprehensive guide to the use of virtual reality in filmmaking, including narrative, documentary, live event production, and more. Written by Celine Tricart, a filmmaker and an expert in new technologies, the book provides a hands-on guide to creative…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15 
    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

  • Storytelling for Virtual Reality: Methods and Principles for Crafting Immersive Narratives book cover

    Storytelling for Virtual Reality

    Methods and Principles for Crafting Immersive Narratives

    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
    Focal Press

  • The Filmmaker's Guide to Visual Effects: The Art and Techniques of VFX for Directors, Producers, Editors and Cinematographers book cover

    The Filmmaker's Guide to Visual Effects

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

    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
    Focal Press

  • 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

  • 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

  • 3D Filmmaking: Techniques and Best Practices for Stereoscopic Filmmakers book cover

    3D Filmmaking

    Techniques and Best Practices for Stereoscopic Filmmakers

    By Celine Tricart

    A visual book for the visual artist, 3D Filmmaking: Techniques and Best Practices for Stereoscopic Filmmakers provides a comprehensive overview of the theory, language, and methods behind stereoscopic 3D filmmaking, all in one package. Celebrated 3D filmmaker Celine Tricart explores every facet of…

    Paperback – 2016-08-09
    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

  • 3D Technology in Fine Art and Craft: Exploring 3D Printing, Scanning, Sculpting and Milling book cover

    3D Technology in Fine Art and Craft

    Exploring 3D Printing, Scanning, Sculpting and Milling

    By Bridgette Mongeon

    The possibilities for creation are endless with 3D printing, sculpting, scanning, and milling, and new opportunities are popping up faster than artists can keep up with them. 3D Technology in Fine Art and Craft takes the mystery out of these exciting new processes by demonstrating how to navigate…

    Paperback – 2015-09-08
    Focal Press

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