Digital Visual Effects in Cinema

Editor/Author Prince, Stephen
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Rutgers University Press

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ISBN: 978-0-8135-5185-2
Category: Arts & Leisure - Film & Television
Image Count: 40
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Integrating aesthetic, historical, and theoretical analyses of digital visual effects, Digital Visual Effects in Cinema is an essential guide for understanding movie-making today.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction: Beyond Spectacle
  • Through the Looking Glass
  • The Development of Computer Graphics
  • Computer Graphics Meets Hollywood
  • Spielberg's Dinosaurs
  • Perceptual Realism
  • Narrative and Spectacle
  • The Eye as an Optical Instrument
  • Viewing Pictorial Illusions
  • Painting with Digital Light
  • Optical Compositing
  • Digital Compositing
  • Digital Lighting
  • Lighting Food in Ratatouille
  • The Digital Intermediate
  • Digital Image Capture
  • New Visual Aesthetics
  • Actors and Algorithms
  • Acting and Animation
  • Character Rigging
  • Performance as a Composited Element
  • Caricature and Photorealism
  • The Uncanny Valley
  • Composited Characters, Recombinant Performances
  • Across the Valley
  • Digital Environment Creation
  • Limitations of the Photographic Model of Cinema
  • Amalgamation and Synthesis
  • Cinema as Painting
  • From 2D to 3D
  • The Digital Backlot
  • Evolution of Backlot Filming
  • Immersive Aesthetics
  • Lossless Master Audio
  • High Dynamic Range Imaging
  • Stereoscopic Cinema
  • Stereoscopy as an Enduring Element of Cinema
  • 3D Digital Aesthetics
  • Conclusion: The Pleasures of Illusion