Author: Steve Hullfish

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136039619

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 526

View: 8248

The only guide to the art and technique of color correction based on the invaluable knowledge of more than a dozen of the top colorists in the world. This book allows you unprecedented access to the way the masters of the craft approach their work. Containing decades of industry experience and professional colorist know-how, this book provides an understanding of what top-tier colorists look for in an image and how they know what to do to make it great. Featuring techniques performed in a variety of color correction software applications (DaVinci Resolve, Apple Color, Synthetic Aperture's Color Finesse, and more), this book turns what has long been a misunderstood "black art" into a set of skills that any colorist, editor, independent filmmaker, or motion graphics artist can begin to master. Packed with explanations, tips, and concepts that build on each other, you will learn how to: * fix poorly exposed shots and shots with color casts * create looks * match shots * master primary and secondary color correction techniques * use color correction to advance a story This edition includes * An updated DVD containing two hours of video tutorials using DaVinci Resolve, extended interview transcripts and color correction sessions with the professional colorists featured in the book * A brand new tutorial-based chapter, with companion project files on the DVD, so you can work along with the text * New insight from additional professional colorists, including legendary colorists, Bob Festa, Stefan Sonnenfeld, and Pankaj Baipai, showing you the 'hows' and 'whys' of each grade
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Professional Techniques for Video and Cinema

Author: Alexis Van Hurkman

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0133435555

Category: Computers

Page: 672

View: 7836

The colorist is responsible for the critical final stage of refinement of the film and broadcast image. Using all of the controls modern color correction software provides, colorists refine the mood, create style, add polish to scenes, and breathe life into the visuals. The craft of color correction can take considerable trial and error to learn, while the art of color grading takes years to perfect. Alexis Van Hurkman draws on his wealth of industry experience to provide a thoroughly updated edition of what has become the standard guide to color correction. Using a friendly, clear teaching style and a slew of real-world examples and anecdotes, Alexis demonstrates how to achieve professional results for any project, using any number of dedicated grading applications, or even an editing program’s built-in color correction tools. From the most basic methods for evaluating and correcting an overall image to the most advanced targeted corrections and creative stylizations, Color Correction Handbook, Second Edition, is your one-stop guide. Among many valuable concepts and techniques, you’ll learn to: • Set up a professional color correction environment using the latest technologies and adhere to the most up-to-date standards • Work with log-encoded media and LUTs • Analyze shots quickly and correct errors of color and exposure • Create idealized adjustments for key features such as skin tone, skies, and product shots • Develop strategies for balancing clips in a scene to match one another for continuity, and grading greenscreen clips destined for visual effects • Master a variety of stylistic techniques used to set a scene’s mood • Apply principles of color and contrast to add depth and visual interest • Browse valuable research about memory colors, audience preferences, and critical corrections for achieving appealing skin tones and controlled environments • Follow along with the downloadable files that accompany this book, including HD footage, cross-platform exercises, and project files.
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Author: Michael Walker,Neil Barstow

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781579908225

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 7384

There's no more comprehensive and invaluable guide to the use and control of color in digital photography, and print, Web, and multimedia design. This volume brings a fresh perspective to common color problems, explaining exactly how we see color, what the differences are between human and camera perception, and how to work with a color wheel. There's a full discussion of display issues, including monitor calibration and resolution, color palettes, and consistency across varying platforms, operating systems, and software. A skills 'toolkit' provides a detailed look at both computer hardware and image-editing software, and a hands-on workshop provides lessons in adjusting skin tones, retouching and restoring archived photos, and dealing with landscapes, fashion, still lifes, and more.
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Conversations with Film and TV Editors

Author: Steve Hullfish

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315297116

Category: Art

Page: 304

View: 1010

Art of the Cut provides an unprecedented look at the art and technique of contemporary film and television editing. It is a fascinating "virtual roundtable discussion" with more than 50 of the top editors from around the globe. Included in the discussion are the winners of more than a dozen Oscars for Best Editing and the nominees of more than forty, plus numerous Emmy winners and nominees. Together they have over a thousand years of editing experience and have edited more than a thousand movies and TV shows. Hullfish carefully curated over a hundred hours of interviews, organizing them into topics critical to editors everywhere, generating an extended conversation among colleagues. The discussions provide a broad spectrum of opinions that illustrate both similarities and differences in techniques and artistic approaches. Topics include rhythm, pacing, structure, storytelling and collaboration. Interviewees include Margaret Sixel (Mad Max: Fury Road), Tom Cross (Whiplash, La La Land), Pietro Scalia (The Martian, JFK), Stephen Mirrione (The Revenant), Ann Coates (Lawrence of Arabia, Murder on the Orient Express), Joe Walker (12 Years a Slave, Sicario), Kelley Dixon (Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead), and many more. Art of the Cut also includes in-line definitions of editing terminology, with a full glossary and five supplemental web chapters hosted online at www.routledge.com/cw/Hullfish. This book is a treasure trove of valuable tradecraft for aspiring editors and a prized resource for high-level working professionals. The book’s accessible language and great behind-the-scenes insight makes it a fascinating glimpse into the art of filmmaking for all fans of cinema.
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Author: Glenn Kennel

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136033378

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 7017

Color and Mastering for Digital Cinema explores the implications for motion picture post production processes and changes required to the supporting equipment and software. While a new concept to the motion picture community, the selection of the wide gamut, output-referred XYZ color space for digital cinema distribution is based on decades of color science and experience in other industries. The rationale for choosing XYZ and the other color encoding parameters is explained and the book also provides a full case study of the development of DLP Cinema® projectors by Texas Instruments. Finally, this book explores how the XYZ color encoding concept can be extended to support enhanced display technologies in the future. This book contains: * Brilliant 4-color illustrations that compliment the color science explanations * Never before published industry information from author Glenn Kennel, a world leader in digital cinema color technology * Descriptions of key issues and background on decisions that were made in the standardization process By Glenn Kennel, Glenn Kennel is VP/GM of Feature Film Services at Laser Pacific Media Corporation, a leading provider of a full range of post production services for television and feature film. Recently, he worked for the DLP Cinema group of Texas Instruments in a role that included technology and business development. Previously, in a twenty year career with Kodak, he led the development of the Cineon digital film scanners and laser recorders and the prototype HDTV telecine that became the Spirit Datacine. As a consultant, he helped DCI draft the technical specifications for digital cinema. Kennel also chairs the SMPTE DC28 Color ad hoc group and the DC28.20 Distribution working group. He is a SMPTE Fellow and has received the SMPTE Journal Award. He is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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Creative Grading Techniques for Film and Video

Author: Alexis Van Hurkman

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0321988183

Category: Computers

Page: 200

View: 5174

In this follow-up volume to the bestseller Color Correction Handbook, Alexis Van Hurkman walks you through twenty-one categories of creative grading techniques, designed to give you an arsenal of stylizations you can pull out of your hat when the client asks for something special, unexpected, and unique. Each chapter presents an in-depth examination and step-by-step, cross-platform breakdown of stylistic techniques used in music videos, commercial spots, and cinema.
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Production Workflows and Techniques

Author: Steve Wright

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315283999

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 550

View: 2864

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 Compositing for Film and Video addresses the problems and difficult choices that professional compositors face on a daily basis with an elegant blend of theory, practical production techniques and workflows. It is written to be software-agnostic, so it is applicable to any brand of software. This edition features many step-by-step workflows, powerful new keying techniques and updates on the latest tech in the visual effects industry. Workflow examples for: Grain Management Lens Distortion Management Merging CGI Render Passes Blending Multiple Keys Photorealistic Color Correction Rotoscoping Production Techniques for: Keying Difficult Greenscreens Replicating Optical Lens Effects Advanced Spill Suppression Fixing Discoloured Edges Adding Interactive Lighting Managing Motion Blur With brand new information on: Working in linear ACES Color Management Light Field Cinematography Planar Tracking Creating Color Difference Keys Premultiply vs. Unpremultiply Deep Compositing VR Stitching 3D Compositing from 2D Images How Color Correction ops Effect Images Color Spaces Retiming Clips Working with Digital Cinema Images OpenColorIO A companion website offers images from the examples discussed in the book allowing readers to experiment with the material first-hand.
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A Creative Approach to Narrative Film and DV Production

Author: Mick Hurbis-Cherrier

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136067655

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 552

View: 3031

Voice & Vision is a comprehensive manual for the independent filmmakers and film students who want a solid grounding in the tools, techniques, and processes of narrative film in order to achieve their artistic vision. This book includes essential and detailed information on relevant film and digital video tools, a thorough overview of the filmmaking stages, and the aesthetic considerations for telling a visual story. The ultimate goal of this book is to help you develop your creative voice while acquiring the solid practical skills and confidence to use it. Unlike many books that privilege raw technical information or the line-producing aspects of production, Voice & Vision places creativity, visual expression, and cinematic ideas front and center. After all, every practical decision a filmmaker makes, like choosing a location, an actor, a film stock, a focal length, a lighting set-up, an edit point, or a sound effect is also an expressive one and should serve the filmmaker's vision. Every decision, from the largest conceptual choices to the smallest practical solutions, has a profound impact on what appears on the screen and how it moves an audience. "In Practice" sidebars throughout connect conceptual, aesthetic and technical issues to their application in the real world. Some provide a brief analysis of a scene or technique from easily rentable films which illustrate how a specific technology or process is used to support a conceptual, narrative, or aesthetic choice. Others recount common production challenges encountered on real student and professional shoots which will inspire you to be innovative and resourceful when you are solving your own filmmaking challenges.
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Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors

Author: Blain Brown

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317359275

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 422

View: 9669

The world of cinematography has changed more in the last few years than it has since it has in 1929, when sound recording was introduced. New technology, new tools and new methods have revolutionized the art and craft of telling stories visually. While some aspects of visual language, lighting and color are eternal, shooting methods, workflow and cameras have changed radically. Even experienced film artists have a need to update and review new methods and equipment. These change affect not only the director of photography but also the director, the camera assistants, gaffers, and digital imaging technicians. Cinematography: Theory and Practice covers both the artistry and craftsmanship of cinematography and visual storytelling. Few art forms are as tied to their tools and technology as is cinematography. Take your mastery of these new tools, techniques, and roles to the next level with this cutting-edge roadmap from author and filmmaker Blain Brown. Whether you are a student of filmmaking, just breaking into the business, currently working in the industry and looking to move up to the next level, or an experienced professional who wants to update their knowledge of tools and techniques, this book provides both a basic introduction to these issues as well as more advanced and in-depth coverage of the subject. The companion website features additional material, including lighting demonstrations, basic methods of lighting, using diffusion and other topics. Topics Include: Visual language Visual storytelling Continuity and coverage Cameras and digital sensors Exposure techniques for film and video Color in-depth Understanding digital images Waveform monitors, vectorscopes, and test charts Using linear, gamma, and log encoded video Image control and grading on the set The tools and basics of film lighting ASC-CDL, ACES and other new methods Optics and focus Camera movement Set operations Green screen, high speed and other topics
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Advanced Techniques for Editors

Author: Tom Wolsky

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351736698

Category: Art

Page: 368

View: 2668

Going beyond where introductory books leave off and written for experienced editors, especially those new to Final Cut Pro X, this new and revised edition of Final Cut Pro X Beyond the Basics is brimming with cutting-edge methods to bring your editing skills to the next level. Explained in jargon-free language by a seasoned teacher and digital editor, Tom Wolsky’s text has been fully updated to address the new Final Cut Pro X 10.3 interface and changes to the software. This full-color workshop features tutorials that provide firsthand experience on the art and technique of editing at an advanced level with Final Cut Pro X, as well as in-depth information and time-saving tips that will allow you to master the application's interface elements, tools, and nuances. Wolsky covers all the bases, including: Library workflows and collaboration; Media organization and metadata customization for different genres; Editing techniques for projects of various lengths and types; Using markers and the timeline index; Audio tools; Multicam editing; Audio and video effects; Color correction, including secondary corrections and isolated color adjustments; Compositing and complex animation. An accompanying eResource features downloadable Final Cut Pro X project libraries for the tutorials discussed in the book, offering readers hands-on examples of the techniques and practices covered.
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The Canyon Conundrum and Other Adventures in the Most Powerful Colorspace

Author: Dan Margulis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780321356789

Category: Computers

Page: 366

View: 5156

Beautiful, full-colour guide reveals the transformative magic of working with Photoshop's colour correction model, 'lab colour.'
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Color Correction, Retouching, and Image Manipulation with Adobe Photoshop

Author: Dan Margulis

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 8455

Learn How to Get the Color Right! 4 With techniques the pros use . . . 4 With hundreds of four-color images . . . 4 With the latest features of Photoshop 3! The unsurpassed image-manipulation capabilities of Adobe Photoshop make it the professional's choice for prepping digital photographs. The problem is, most books on Photoshop devote so much space to telling you how to achieve spectacular special effects that they shortchange you on the details of basic image enhancement?color correction, conversions, composites, and all the other fundamental techniques you need to make images ready for press. Written especially for desktop and graphics professionals, Professional Photoshop shows how to get the most out of an image, even one that at first seems unacceptable. Beginning with a concise review of color theory, it provides guidelines on how to analyze a picture before scanning and color correction, and explains in exhaustive detail Photoshop's single most powerful tool?the input-output curves. Here, at last, is a book that: Covers color correction extensively, including how to create lifelike skin tones, how to correct for color casts, how to guarantee that the full tonal range is used, the problem of neutral colors, and how to sacrifice one part of the image to improve another Reveals how professionals use the tools you would least expect to create contrast and sharpness, with complete coverage of the role of black ink and of "unwanted color" Describes advanced cut-and-paste techniques, how to convert color images into snappy black and whites, and the best way to create convincing duotones
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Industry Standard VFX Practices and Procedures

Author: Susan Zwerman,Jeffrey A. Okun

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136136223

Category: Art

Page: 950

View: 993

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/supervisors need to know, from breaking down a script and initial bidding, 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 from EA and Dreamworks respectively. From predproduction to acquisition to postproduction, every aspect of the VFX production workflow is given prominent coverage. VFX legends such as John Knoll, Mike Fink, and John Erland provide you with invaluable insight and lessons from the set, equipping you with everything you need to know about the entire visual effects workflow. Simply a must-have book for anyone working in or wanting to work in the VFX industry.
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Workflows and Techniques for Digital Filmmakers

Author: Scott Arundale,Tashi Trieu

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317753054

Category: Art

Page: 328

View: 8637

With the shift from film to digital, today’s filmmakers are empowered by an arsenal of powerful, creative options with which to tell their story. Modern Post examines and demystifies these tools and workflows and demonstrates how these decisions can empower your storytelling. Using non-technical language, authors Scott Arundale and Tashi Trieu guide you through everything you should consider before you start shooting. They begin with a look to past methodologies starting with traditional film techniques and how they impact current trends. Next they offer a look at the latest generation of digital camera and capture systems. The authors move on to cover: * Preproduction- what camera is best for telling your story and why, budgeting for post * Production- on-set data management, dailies, green screen, digital cinematography * Postproduction- RAW vs. compressed footage, editing, visual effects, color correction, sound and deliverables including DCP creation The book features cutting-edge discussion about the role of the digital imaging technician (DIT), how you can best use the Cloud, motion graphics, sound design, and much more. Case studies show you these solutions being applied in real-world situations, and the companion website features videos of techniques discussed in the book, as well as timely updates about technological changes in the landscape. www.focalpress.com/cw/arundale
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Techniques for Lighting, Shooting and Image Editing

Author: Dave Montizambert

Publisher: Amherst Media, Inc

ISBN: 9781584280811

Category: Computers

Page: 123

View: 8200

Helping photographers skilled in basic digital imaging take their images to the next level, Montizambert here addresses the latest advances in digital technology, then provides techniques for colour balancing, exposure and monitor calibration. Also discussed are colour printing methods, as well as using Adobe photoshop for such modifications as colour and contrast control, advanced sharpening and professional artistic techniques, including the digital equivalent of light painting!
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Author: Stephen Johnson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780596523701

Category: Computers

Page: 305

View: 9581

Shares a series of cutting-edge techniques and skills for producing and reproducing the finest in digital images and offers helpful professional tips on how to get the most out of one's digital camera and editing software.
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Author: Ron Brinkmann

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 9780121339609

Category: Computers

Page: 364

View: 1382

The digital compositing process is being applied in many diverse fields from Hollywood to corporate projects. Featuring over 30 pages of color, this tutorial/reference.provides a complete overview of the technical and artistic skills necessary to undertake a digital composition project. The CD-ROM contains composition examples, illustrations, and development software.
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Using Photoshop and Painter to Create Fine Art

Author: Susan Ruddick Bloom

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136111093

Category: Design

Page: 624

View: 6874

If you already know your way around Photoshop and Painter and want to use these amazing programs to take your skills further, this book is for you! Much more than a simple "how-to" guide, Susan Ruddick Bloom takes you on a full-fledged journey of the imagination and shows you how to create incredible works of fine art. Supplemented by the work of 20+ world renowned artists in addition to Sue's own masterpieces, you'll learn how to create watercolors, black and white pencil sketches, texture collages, stunning realistic and fantastical collages, and so much more, all from your original photographs. If you are eager to dive into the world of digital art but need a refresher on the basics, flip to Sue's essential techniques chapter to brush up on your Photoshop and Painter skills, and you'll be on your way in no time. Whether you're a novice or an established digital artist, you'll find more creative ideas in this book than you could ever imagine. Fully updated for new versions of Painter and Photoshop and including brand new work from contemporary artists, Digital Collage and Painting provides all the inspiration you need to bring your artistic vision to light.
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Author: Scott Kelby,Matt Kloskowski

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0133123960

Category: Photography

Page: 456

View: 2103

This book (for Windows and Mac) breaks new ground by doing something for digital photographers that's never been done before–it cuts through the bull and shows exactly "how to do it." It's not a bunch of theory; it doesn't challenge readers to come up with their own settings or figure things out on their own. Instead, it tells readers flat-out which settings to use, when to use them, and why. This book gives the inside tips and tricks of the trade for organizing, correcting, editing, sharpening, retouching, and presenting photos like a pro. Readers will be absolutely amazed at how easy and effective these techniques are–once they know the secrets. This book covers: -The real secrets of how the pros retouch portraits -How to color correct any photo without breaking a sweat -How to use Camera Raw for processing not only RAW photos, but JPEGs and TIFFs, too! -The sharpening techniques the pros really use -How to deal with common digital camera image problems, including removing noise and avoiding halos -The most requested photographic special effects -All the brand new features of Elements 11, which offers better ways to manage photos, map images, share memories, use templates, and easily create pro-quality photographic effects And the book's secret weapon: It also covers slick workarounds, cheats, and some fairly ingenious ways to replicate many Photoshop CS6 features from right within Elements 11. -And much more!
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Learn the Secrets to Making Money while Staying Passionate about your Art and Craft

Author: Lilla Rogers

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1610586360

Category: Art

Page: 92

View: 9875

Gain a wealth of information, inspiration, and know-how on moving your artistic career forward from one of the most successful illustration agents in the industry! I Just Like to Make Things is a dazzling, colorful volume of career and personal advice for artists, filled with ideas, playsheets (as opposed to worksheets), case studies, and tools for staying inspired and creative. These pages are grounded in the wisdom and experience gleaned from a long and buzzing career as creative juggernaut Lilla Rogers shares her analysis of leveraging various working styles and ways to keep your art fresh. Artist interviews provide inside details about the best jobs, as well as tips on how to work smart and stay creative. You’ll also find annotated case studies of several successful art jobs, in addition to coloring book pages, hand-drawn charts, and lots of crazy fun. Acquire real-life, professional advice from an artist known for setting the trend with I Just Like to Make Things!
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