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The Art and Technique of Matchmoving by Erica Hornung

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Foreword

Just a couple of days ago, a college friend of mine shared a link demonstrating the use of some new digital Canon camera backs in place of Panavision film rigs for shooting driving plates on the television show 24, with the comment that the “producers of the show are all too happy moving to Canon equipment, away from Panavision. Panny's long hold on the motion picture biz may be slipping as tech goes increasingly digital, allowing other camera [manufacturers] a chance at the trough. Cheapest, most reliable solution wins.”

Before I wrote this book, I would have laughed. In my entire film – and television, for that matter – career, I've worked only with material originally shot on 35mm film. Sure, in TV it's converted to video and has ...

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