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Digital Compositing for Film and Video by Steve Wright

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CHAPTER 6

Lighting

At this juncture we should have a technically excellent composite with a great matte and a fine despill, and now it is time to color correct it so the foreground layer visually integrates into the background layer. The two layers of the composite were photographed separately under very different lighting conditions, and when they are simply thrown together in a composite this fact becomes perfectly obvious. One of the most important steps in the digital compositing process is to get the two layers to appear as though they are together in the same lightspace. That is the subject of this chapter.

To color correct the layers of a composite so they appear to be in the same light-space, the capable compositor not only needs artistic ...

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