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The Videomaker Guide to Video Production, 5th Edition by Videomaker

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57 Simple Compositing

Morgan Paar

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Everyone loves to be awed by movie magic, and you can bedazzle your audience using our simple compositing tips that reveal the secret of see-through layers.

Compositing is omnipresent. It would be nearly impossible to watch a Hollywood film or an hour of television and not see some sort of compositing. Some films, such as Zack Snyder’s Spartan Epic, 300 (2006), is nearly all compositing. But what is this technique, and how do we who have less than a Hollywood budget use it?

Compositing is the combination of two or more images to form a single final image. The six o’clock news meteorologist standing ...

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