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Visual Effects Society Handbook by Susan Zwerman, Susan Zwerman, Jeffrey A. Okun

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INTRODUCTION

Michael Fink, Jacquelyn Ford Morie

The art of visual effects involves nothing less than making words into pictures, technology into art, and magic into reality. Artists and technicians who create this magic have labored throughout the history of moving imagery, always working in service of the story, the director’s vision, and the cinematographer’s art. This book, and its accompanying online version, is meant to be an exhaustive source that clearly describes and explains the techniques we use in the incredibly creative process of visual effects.

It is important to keep in mind that film may have been the first moving image medium that employed visual effects, but as new technologies developed—animation, video, games, the ...

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