Don't waste valuable time and budget fixing your footage in
post! Shoot the effects you want effectively and creatively
the first time. This full-colour step-by step guide to visual effects
cinematography empowers you to plan out and execute visual
effects shots on a budget, without falling into the common pitfall
of using high-end computer graphics to "fix it in post," which can
be an expensive, drawn out process. Instead, learn how to put
your shots together before you start shooting-whether you're
working in digital or film. Learn how to effectively photograph
and create miniatures, matte paintings, green screen set ups,
crowd replication, digital rear projection, and so much more to
create elements that will composite together flawlessly.
The main purpose of effects is to promote the story, not just to
wow an audience with amazing tricks created digitally. This
book describes methods for creating seamless effects that don't
call attention to themselves but enhance the scene as a whole.
The technical foundations of film and digital capture are given
in the introductory chapters of the book, and you are presented
with real world scenarios that illustrate these basic concepts in
a practical sense. Step-by-step illustrations of photographic
element creation empower you to learn how to effectively pre-plan
and execute your own visual effects challenges.