Build your VFX arsenal with quick-access, step-by-step instruction on how to create today's hottest digital VFX shots. This essential toolkit provides techniques for creating effects seen in movies such as "300", "Spiderman 3", "Predator" and others, with lessons on how-to: splatter blood or digitally lop someone's arm off; create a scene with actors running from an explosion; create the 'twin effect' (same actor, same location, 2 performances); and, produce space-ship dog fights. Organized in a 'cookbook' style, this title allows you to reference a certain effect in the index and immediately access concise instructions to create that effect. In this title, techniques are demonstrated in each of the most popular software tools. After Effects, Final Cut Studio, Shake, Photoshop, and Combustion are all covered. Brilliant, 4-color presentation provides inspiration and stimulating visual guidance to the lessons presented, while the companion DVD contains project media files enabling you to put concepts learned into immediate practice. This title provides 4-color, step-by-step instruction for producing today's hottest digital VFX shots. VFX techniques are presented in each of the most popular software tools. Companion DVD features project media files allowing you to immediately implement techniques learned.
About the Author
Bill Byrne is a multimedia digital artist whose work has been exhibited internationally. His visual and sound art focuses on building surrealistic, organic worlds. He makes digital-photomontage-based prints, animated installations and conceptual sound art podcasts. He performs experimental electronic music with a laptop, Game boy and circuit bent toys with his wife Suzanne as The Painful Leg Injuries. They have recently performed at Make magazine's Maker Faire in Austin. On November 14th 2007 he was the invited speaker at Bloomfield College in New Jersey discussing his career as a fine artist and professional designer. Prints of his digital photomontage were chosen to be in Arts and Science Collaborators Digital exhibitions in 2001, 2002, and 2004.