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This book is intended to empower you with a holistic understanding of Visual Effects. It was vision of PENTAMEDIA to publish a universally recognized, authoritative and popular book on Visual Effects; a book that would standardize best practices in the creation of Visual Effects and the associated processes in the industry. This vision remains in the forefront for the authors today. Human experience today revolves around Visual communication.
Cameras have become a part of our life and are now incorporated into cell phones, computers, tablets, cars, on our streets as well as our homes and offices.
As VFX artists, we always need to keep in mind that our purpose is to give effects and illusions to a story. Visual Effects is a very powerful and effective art. It is also increasingly becoming the most important and flexible art in the moving Live action and Animation industry.
This book will empower Directors, Writers, Audiences, Students, Tutors and Hobbyists to create magical effects in ways that have never been seen before!!! Consider the movies of great Directors like Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Shankar or Mani Ratinam. What would their work been without the creations of the Visual Effects and Technology? Where would Disney and Pixar be without Visual Effects?
This book with 8 Chapters, written in an easy-to-read and jargon free style. Taken as a whole, all the chapters covered will give a perfect knowledge in Visual/Special Effects.
This book also covers the History of Cinema from the 18th century to the latest trends in Hollywood and includes the cinematic cultures of all Indian States where more than 1,000 films in various languages are produced annually in Bollywood, Kollywood etc.,
Everyone who has contributed to this effort are experienced and highly qualified professionals. The contribution of these reputable professionals, all experts in the fields, reflects the effort of this book to cover the increasing sophistication of Visual Effects.
Their contributions have come at the price of valuable lessons taught by the best teacher of all: experience. And each has selflessly given his or her time, knowledge and expertise to the creation of this book. We hope that this book will help you find the knowledge and assistance to navigate the challenges and opportunities of the future.
We cant imagine a better guide to accompany you on your journey through this fascinating medium.