Special effects Cinematography
Posted 22 March 2011 - 08:26 AM
I am searching for a good book about special effects cinematography, Visual effects shots, from basic chroma screens to the most complex challenges on set and in post.
Posted 22 March 2011 - 05:31 PM
I originally read it in the hopes of getting a better knowledge of where VFX artists and supervisors are coming from, making their jobs easier and the outcome(project) stronger. I also used it to further understand those practices in the hopes of being better prepared for processes I had no experience in thus far, and of course glean some little tricks here and there.
It's the equivalent of the ASC bible in terms of pages (900+), but doesn't have as many technical charts. There are pretty pictures, though!
Posted 22 March 2011 - 06:15 PM
Techniques of Special Effects of Cinematography (Library of Communication Techniques, Film)
Though a lot of techniques have gone the CGI route these days.
Posted 30 March 2011 - 12:43 PM
If your looking to understand the concepts and history behind the techniques (it includes info on CG). Then this is pretty good read...
The ASC handbook/bible also has some good info on special effects cinematography (shooting miniatures, explosions, etc).