- Paperback: 948 pages
- Publisher: Focal Press; 1 edition (July 8, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0240812425
- ISBN-13: 978-0240812427
- Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 7.5 x 1.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 21 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,161,335 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The VES Handbook of Visual Effects: Industry Standard VFX Practices and Procedures 1st Edition
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"The VES Handbook of Visual Effects offers a fine technical reference for any college-level collection strong in media technology. It surveys visual effects techniques and best practices learned from both research and practical applications, covering techniques for all VFX artists and producers and applying technical knowledge to industry standards. A 'must' for any involved in any aspect of visual effects production."---BookWatch
"According to Okun, it had been five years since the inception of the book and it took the last three to write and pull it together. What they have created is the definitive visual effects textbook for our times and there is no doubt that it will remain the bible for those laboring in our business for many years to come. If you're in the vfx, animation, gaming or production business in general, you've got to have this book. Not on your shelf, but in your hand as you commence each new project. It's the most definitive book on the market today."--Animation World Network Online
From the Back Cover
The Handbook of Visual Effects is the most complete depository for visual effects techniques and best practices available today. It is filled with hard facts and techniques learned from research, trial and error, and practical experience. Contained in these pages are the tricks, short cuts, lessons, best practices, and wisdom garnered throughout the history of visual effects. Wisdom from the best and the brightest in the industry, this visual effects bible belongs on the shelf of anyone working in or aspiring to work in VFX. The book covers techniques and solutions all VFX artists, producers, and supervisors need to know, from preproduction, to digital character creation and compositing of both live-action and CG elements. In-depth lessons on stereoscopic moviemaking, color management, and digital intermediates are included, as well as chapters on interactive games and full animation authored by artists and experts. Written by 89 top leading visual effects practitioners and covering everything about visual effects from preproduction, production, and postproduction. Simply a must-have book for anyone working in or wanting to work in the VFX industry.
* Authoritative field guide from the renowned Visual Effects Society provides techniques and insight from the best of the best in VFX * 4 color presentation and visuals from Hollywood feature films provide inspiration * Learn additional skills from the bonus chapters available on www.VESHandbookofVFX.com
Top customer reviews
This handbook packs in a lot of information. Most of which is over my head. It's very dense. Has a fair share of diagrams and pictures, but not enough for a beginner like me to fully grasp. I guess if I already had a visual effects or animation background, this handbook would make sense and basically be a reference guide for expanding on the practices and procedures of various types of projects.
If you are brand new to visual effects, prepare to be overwhelmed with content. I can't say that this book was really for me, but I give it 4 stars because I feel like it covers a lot of ground in it's field and could be a valuable resource for people already in the profession or want to be.
I, on the other hand, just wanted to get a taste of the complexities of VFX and now having read through this handbook, I know that I can't just open up Apple Motion 5 of After Effects CS5.5 and expect to do visual effects now that I have this book. NO no, I will hire a VFX professional.
She is a fantastic person with big heart and passion in work.
This book is a must have for everyone in the industry.
From beginners to professionals. It is always on my table. I use it when I'm giving classes.