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‘My name is Raquel Welch. I am here for visual effects and I have two of them.’

Raquel Welch: presenting the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects

Background plates

In visual effects, working with live-action footage and matte paintings is commonplace, and these elements are referred to as ‘background plates’ in the context of CG. The first step to working with a live-action plate involves digitizing the footage via a process called telecine, which at its most basic involves each frame being scanned and saved. However, during this process intricate color correction often ...

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