Masters of FX is a great book, from one of the best journalists writing about VFX today It focusses on key legends behind many of your favourite frames Some of them are true pioneers, others are the ringleaders or workhorses behind the biggest and best Hollywood productions, all pushing forward the state of the art.Like all successful effects films, it perfectly overlaps its examples of practical and digital work.It goes to some of the landmark films multiple times It is telling that these examples are so multidisciplinary and effective.It also highlights the emerging best practices virtual cinematography, onset performance capture and digital skin work.You will see a repetition of the same key mantras look at the real world, and study photography.There are, inevitably, some nitpicks, but no significant flaws.It might have been nice to see examples of in studio capture, as seen on Gravity.There is a lack of corresponding images in some cases sometimes it relies too heavily on a familiarity with the scenes being discussed Given how iconic most of these moments are it s not a big problem, but if any studios feel inclined to give permission for images to be included in a future reprint that d be better It s not always possible to tell from the text exactly when techniques were being pioneered and when they had already been well established e.g Split screen using the same actor in multiple passes as discussed for The Social Network, Multiplicity and Back To The Future 2.And only once in the case of the Transformers robots does it descend to dazzling with somewhat meaningless statistics.Overall it s a must have It condenses the knowledge of 20 Cinefexes into a single very readable tome It s an easily digestible 192 pages packed with large imagery and personal stories, which will be appreciated by novices and professionals alike.Forget online rants about why CGI sucks, if you want to learn how special films truly conjure up magic, using whatever appropriate technique, start here. HelloWhen I opened the packed the book was dirty black mark like it was seconds handNot happy. Quite a comprehensive introduction to the Masters Each one of whom could have done with twice the word count The pictures use valuable space on images that the likely readership will already be familiar with when space for text would have been useful Not a substitute for Cinefex but a good book giving a well deserved spotlight to the true masters of modern cinema, unfortunately none of whom are known outside of the VFX industry and a few fanboys unlike the adored actors who stand upon the shoulders of these Titans. This wasn t what I expected really Some nice stories from the people who made it all happen, but I didn t learn a great deal that was new, or about the techniques employed There were also several grammar spelling errors and at least one set of images that were poor quality as though they were video captures. Ich hatte lange berlegt mir das Buch zu kaufen, doch habe mich dann schlie lich daf r entschieden Und ich muss sagen ich liebe es Die Texte sind gut und verst ndlich geschrieben Auch die Bilder wurden meist gut gew hlt Trotzdem gibt es einen Stern Abzug, da meins ein wenig auseinander f llt Es ist nur geklebt und das h lt wohl nicht richtig gut Au erdem kam es ein wenig kaputt schon an Aber alles in allem hat es sich gelohnt zu Kaufen Such an amazing book So interesting to find out about these innovators of VFX Brilliant photos to accompany too and excellently written The forward by James Cameron is very inciteful too Good book for vfx artist Ce kindle n est pas un v ritable ebook, c est un scan de tr s mauvaise qualit du livre Lecture tr s inconfortable quasi impossible j ai laiss tomber.Tr s d u de mon achat.Je trouve inadmissible de ne pas avoir signal que c est un scan transform en format kindle et non une v ritable dition kindle. It would be rare these days to find a film that did not in some way depend on the magic of special and visual effects from the raging computer generated dinosaurs in Steven Spielbergs Jurassic Park, to the fantasical worlds of Tim Burtons Alice in Wonderland, and the photoreal tiger and ocean in Ang Lees Life of Pi Through interviews withof the leading FX pioneers from around the world, author Ian Failes explores the making of some of the most memorable film sequences ever produced, showcasing the shift from practical to digital magic with original behind the scenes imagery, shot breakdowns, and detailed explanations of some of the secrets behind the making of cinemas most extraordinary creations An amazing journey through the work of the masters who helped shape the visual effects landscape as we know it today Each chapter focuses on a different visual effects wizard and the innovations they brought to the table Gorgeous behind the scenes photos reveal the magic and a foreword by cinema legend, James Cameron make this a must have for any serious movie buff.Looks great on the shelf next to my J.W Rinzler books and issues of Cinefex.
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- Masters of FX (English Edition)
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- 07 April 2019 Ian Failes