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[digital] Cinematography and Directing is unlike any other cinematography or directing book you've seen. This book was written entirely for 3D animators. Based on real-world photographic and cinematic principles, it teaches you essential skills and concepts that you can apply to any industry 3D application, such as LightWave 3D, Softimage XSI, 3ds max, CINEMA 4D, Maya, and other leading programs. This book does not focus on using software but rather teaches you how to understand and use the camera within your 3D application.
* Master focal lengths, f-stops, and apertures within your 3D aplication.
* Learn how pre-production planning can guide and enhance your project by applying essential storyboarding techniques.
* Use light as not only an illumination source, but as a tool for cinematic storytelling.Learn how to direct your digital cast with proper staging techniques"Dan Ablan's years of innovating digital production techniques and his undeniable expertise at teaching CGI, FX, and Film, makes digitalCinematography and Directing a must-have!" -Dave Adams, Dreamworks.
Dan Ablan has been involved in the visual arts for more than 20 years. He has worked as photographer, editor, producer, and 3D artist. Currently, Dan is the president of AGA Digital Studios, Inc., located in the Chicago area. AGA Digital Studios, Inc. creates 3D animations and visual effects for film and television, in association with Post Meridian, LLC. Dan is also the author of five other books from New Riders: LightWave Power Guide, Inside LightWave 3D, Inside LightWave 6, LightWave 6.5 Magic, and Inside LightWave 7. Dan has written for LightWave Pro Magazine, Video Toaster User, 3D Magazine, 3D World Magazine, and NewTek Pro Magazine. Dan was a contributor to After Effects 5.5 Magic, and he was also the technical editor for Jeremy Birn's digital Lighting & Rendering, both from New Riders Publishing.
This book is a joke. The authors should be embarrassed, because I was embarrassed reading it. I learned more from watching The Matrix than I ever did from reading this entire book.Published on January 30, 2008 by Mr. Hambel
The word "[digital]" may be the title of the series, but this is probably the =least= "digital" book of the whole lot. It is about ... Read morePublished on April 26, 2004
I was very disappointed in this book. It's short and does not offer any unique insight into digital directing. It's just another very average book on editing and cinematography. Read morePublished on November 2, 2003 by Rhys D
I just bought the book and it's a great value. I also just bought a new 3D storyboarding program which allows me to apply the ideas in the book and incorporate them into my... Read morePublished on August 5, 2003 by "vitalforces2"
This is a very nice book, although not very indepth. The title should read "An Introduction to Digital Cinematography & Directing" This book combined with a few... Read morePublished on July 25, 2003 by David P. Hoke
This book has the same quality and organization as all of Dan's other books.
I have seen some comments before on the "poor quality" of some of the images in the... Read more