1. Introduction to Digital Compositing2. Learning to See3. The Digital Representation of Visual Information4. Basic Image Manipulation5. Basic Image Compositing6. Matte Creation and Manipulation7. Time and Temporal Manipulations8. Image tracking and Stabilization9. Interface Interactions10. Formats: Media, Resolution, and Aspect Ratios11. Quality and Efficiency12. Creating Elements13. Additional Integration Techniques14. Advanced and Related Topics15. Case Studies
AppendixA. Digital Compositing Software: Tools and FeaturesB. Digital Image File FormatsC. Common Film and Video Formats
The classic reference, with over 25,000 copies in print, has been massively expanded and thoroughly updated to include state-of-the-art methods and 400+ all-new full color images!
"At ILM, compositing is one of the most important tools we use. If you want to learn more, this excellent 2nd-edition is detailed with hundreds of secrets that will help make your comps seamless. For beginners or experts, Ron walks you through the processes of analysis and workflows - linear thinking which will help you become deft and successfully tackle any shot." --Dennis Muren ASC, Senior Visual Effects Supervisor, Industrial Light & Magic
"Ron Brinkman's book is the definitive work on digital compositing and we have depended on this book as a critical part of our in-house training program at Imageworks since the 1999 Edition. We use this book as a daily textbook and reference for our lighters, compositors and anyone working with digital imagery. It is wonderful to see a new edition being released and it will certainly be required reading for all our digital artists here at Imageworks." --Sande Scoredos, Executive Director of Training & Artist Development, Sony Pictures Imageworks
The Art and Science of Digital Compositing is the only complete overview of the technical and artistic nature of digital compositing. It covers a wide range of topics from basic image creation, representation and manipulation, to a look at the visual cues that are necessary to create a believable composite. Designed as an introduction to the field, as well as an authoritative technical reference, this book provides essential information for novices and professionals alike.