I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in And stops my mind from wandering Where it will go.
|--John Lennon and Paul McCartney|
A particle physicist works with atoms, a baker and a banker both work with dough, and a compositor works with selections—lots and lots of selections.
If compositing were simply a question of taking pristine, perfect foreground source A and overlaying it onto perfectly matching background plate B, there wouldn't even be a compositor in the effects process; an editor could accomplish the job before lunchtime.
Compositors break images apart and reassemble them, all in motion. Often, ...