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Digital Compositing for Film and Video by Steve Wright

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CHAPTER 1

Introduction

The ultimate artistic objective of a digital composite is to take images from a variety of different sources and combine them in such a way that they appear to have been shot at the same time under the same lighting conditions with the same camera. To do all of this well it is important to have a substantial understanding of the technology, because many of the obstacles that you will encounter are, in fact, not artistic obstacles. They stem from underlying technical issues that are not at all obvious to the casual observer but create problems in the shot.

The designers of digital compositing software have tried mightily to create a software tool that hides the technology so that it can be used by artists, and to a large ...

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