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In Digital Compositing in Depth, the techniques o.Bestselling author and industry expert Doug Kelly offers advice, trade secrets, and case studies from major artists and production houses, including information on working with a studio and how to troubleshoot on the job. His guide also is the only one on the market that teaches digital compositing techniques rather than theory only. CDs include demo versions of digital compositing software and plug-ins.

Digital compositing in depth. Digital compositing in depth. Image processing - Digital techniques. Coriolis Group Books.

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Overview of methods, procedures, and results attainable with various digital compositing software, such as lighting, transitions, rendering optimization, and more.

Written by. D. Kelly. Manufacturer: Coriolis Group,U. Release date: 1 April 2000 ISBN-10 : 1576104311 ISBN-13: 9781576104316.

Digital Compositing in Depth is a valuable eye-opener, and a worthwhile book for anyone involved in video or film post-production

Digital Compositing in Depth is a valuable eye-opener, and a worthwhile book for anyone involved in video or film post-production. About the Author: Doug Kelly has written several books and articles, and has presented various seminars on computer graphics since 1992. His publications include Character Animation with Lightwave, Character Animation In Depth, Digital Compositing In Depth; as well as, contributing to the manuals for several 3D programs, written numerous articles for Keyframe and 3D Artist magazines, and his LENY '97 Character animation seminar CD-ROM.

Digital Compositing in Depth is a valuable eye-opener, and a worthwhile book for anyone involved in video . Doug Kelly has written several books and articles, and has presented various seminars on computer graphics since 1992.

Digital Compositing in Depth is a valuable eye-opener, and a worthwhile book for anyone involved in video or film post-production. Doug Kelly has written several books and articles, and has presented various seminars on computer graphics since 1992

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A comprehensive reference that includes all the information available on resources for digital compositing. Overview of methods, procedures, and results attainable with various digital compositing software, such as lighting, transitions, rendering optimization, and more. Contains thorough reviews of software packages, plug-ins, and resources relating to digital compositing.


Comments: (7)

Ballagar
The title of this book is misleading: There is more *breadth* than actual "depth". This book has the potential of being the digital compositing world's equivalent of Trish and Chris Meyer's "Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects"--An invaluable *practical* bible for its field. Unfortunately, the author wastes way too much space by attempting to appease users of several different compositing applications at once. He tries to explain how to perform each compositing topic in Digital Fusion, Adobe After Effects, Newtek Aura, Nothing Real Shake, Puffin/Pinnacle Commotion, Discreet effect* and Silicon Grail Chalice.
This wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the fact that a great majority of the time (particularly in regards to Newtek Aura), you are told that if you want to do such-and-such compositing task, you'll need to "use another program" that does because "<insert app here> doesn't support it". It's so recurring that it almost seems like a joke whenever you get to the Newtek Aura section of each tutorial, and the book basically tells you that you're screwed if you want to do that particular compositing task in it.
As other reviewers have mentioned, there is a heavy bias towards Eyeon Digital Fusion in this book. However, even as a heavy After Effects user, I didnt mind this at all, since its the *concepts* and techniques that matter to me more. If you understand these basic concepts, you can apply them to *any* compositing application. This is the book's main virtue. The in-depth discussions of Matchmoving, bluescreening, tracking and "cleanup" are very good, and haven't really been practically discussed at length in any other book, AFAIK. Theres also a lot of good information about the unglamourous side of CGI work--the "business" of selling yourself and getting work.
If the author would have just narrowed his scope, application-wise, this could have been an absolutely killer book. The inclusion of Chalice and Shake in this book are particularly puzzling, since it would seem to me that anyone who is in a position to be actually /using/ these products is already doing high-end film compositing to begin with, and probably wouldn't need a book like this. The fact is that the vast majority of digital compositors who would even *need* a book like this are most likely using more common applications like Digital Fusion, After Effects and Commotion. If this book just concentrated on these apps, more space could be used to discuss each of thier strengths and weaknesses relative to the compositing task at hand, and in the end, it would make for a much more practical and useful book.
All that being said, I still think this book is worth getting if you aren't already a battle-scarred veteran of digital compositing. Just be prepared to wade through a lot of chaff to get to the real useful bits. I would still recommend buying Brinkmann's "The Art and Science of Digital Compositing" first, though. Thats as close to a "bible" as you'll get right now. "Digital Compositing in Depth" is *almost* there....
Molace
Digital Compositing in Depth is a fantastic book! The info given will be a HUGE help to anyone in or wanting to get in to the visual effects field. The fact the book comes with 2 CD's containing both materials and demo versions of several compositing packages. Way cool! I've been doing visual effects for 10 years now and wish I had Doug Kelly's book back when I was starting out, it would have made the "school of hard knocks" a lot easier!
Zaryagan
I can't say the book doesn't have any useful information within its pages, because it does have some. But considering its size, it doesn't have much. The author could have written 2 seperate books, one on compositing, and one on Digital Fusion, and still used less paper. At one point, he spends 15 pages showing the reader how to preform a simple time-stretching feature on every piece of compositing software. Then he uses 15 pages to show you how to reverse footage for every piece of compositing software. I found the book very frustrating to try to read from cover to cover. He also tells you constantly to refer to the manuals of programs that are not Digital Fusion. I wouldn't describe the coverage of Digital Fusion are truely 'in depth' either. But someone who uses Digital Fusion would get more out of the book than I did.
This book could have been much better, I'm surprised so many people actually like it.
Haracetys
For someone who is new to compositing, this book could give you a new perspective on the 2D half of the visual effects industry. Most of the information in this book is embedded in the tutorials and projects, so it is sometimes hard to read and study the book unless you have the same software installed and are following tutorial steps.
Although it was not focused on just one compositing program, a proponderance of the tutorials seemed to be centered around Digital Fusion, which is appropriate because a demo version of Digital Fusion is included on the book's CD-ROMs (the demo is full functional except that it adds a company logo to random places on your composited frames), giving you everything you need to start learning to composite.
If you are interested in compositing, also consider the Ron Brinkman's wonderful new book "The Art and Science of Digital Compositing" - Brinkman's insightful book is not tutorial-based, but is very comprehensive and contains more film-industry-oriented examples (as opposed to Kelly's book, which seems slightly more geared towards video work.)
Inerrace
Just so there's no impression of bias, I'll mention that I co-wrote one of the case studies, and have a few photos in this book. That being said, I would HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn about and create visual effects. Compositing is one of the most crucual elements in the process, and this is the best book on the subject I've ever seen. Doug has written a book with a great combinaion of theory, practical advice, and clear, step-by-step tutorials. Better yet, there is sample software and clips that allow anyone with a decent PC (or Mac) to actually do the exercises. I've been doing visual effects for clients like Fox, UPN, and HBO for ten years, and I wish I'd had this book when I started.
Digital Compositing In Depth ! download epub
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Author: Doug Kelly
ISBN: 1932111549
Category: Humor & Entertainment
Subcategory: Movies
Language: English
Publisher: Paraglyph Press; New Ed edition (July 1, 2002)
Pages: 650 pages