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Digital Compositing for Film and Video

3rd Edition

By Steve Wright

  1. ISBN: 9780240813097
  2. Publication Date: May 2010
  3. Format: Paperback
  4. Pages: 490
  5. Price:
    • $59.95 (USD)
    • £36.99 (GBP)
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This practical, hands-on guide addresses the problems and difficult choices that professional compositors face on a daily basis. You are presented with tips, techniques, and solutions for dealing with badly shot elements, color artifacts, mismatched lighting and other commonly faced compositing obstacles. Practical, in-depth lessons are featured for bluescreen matte extraction, despill operations, compositing operations, as well as color-corrections.

The book is presented entirely in an application-agnostic manner, allowing you to apply lessons learned to your compositing regardless of the software application you are using. The DVD contains before and after examples as well as exercise files for you to refine your own techniques on.

Author Bio

Steve Wright is a visual effects compositing veteran with 70 broadcast television commercials and over 60 feature films credits. He's developed video games at Atari, done 3D animations for Robert Abel and Associates, and was senior compositor and 2D technical director at Kodak's Cinesite. Steve is now a freelance, digital-compositing guru, who teaches, trains, writes, and develops on-line training programs.


Introduction; Pulling Mattes; Refining Mattes; Despill; The Composite; Lighting; Camera; Action; Gamma; Video; Film; Log v. Linear; Working with Log Images; NEW CHAPTERS- check with Steve;