9780240514741

Creating Special Effects for TV and Video

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  • ISBN13:

    9780240514741

  • ISBN10:

    0240514742

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 1996-11-21
  • Publisher: Focal Press
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Summary

Creating Special Effects for TV and Video is a concise and practical introduction to the techniques used in television production. Now completely updated, this third edition covers a wide range of special effects in a simple and practical form, with clear illustrations and photographs that support the text. creating Special Effects for TV and Video is a concise and practical introduction to the techniques used in television production. Now completely updated, this third edition covers a wide range of special effects in a simple and practical form, with clear illustrations and photographs that support the text. Bernard Wilkie now a freelance consultant, director and writer, spent 25 years creating special effects for BBC TV where he became manager of one of the largest and most specialised visual FX units in the world.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS: Introduction
Special Effects Design
The Importance of Sound
the Camcorder
Film cameras
Animation Stand Camerawork
Stop-frame animation
the Computer
Computerised effects -1
Computerised effects -2
Fifty-Fifty mirrors
Mirrored effects
Periscopes
Polystyrene fabrication and modelling
Plastic forming machines
Plaster of Paris
Plaster turning
Mould making
Flexible moulds
Latex casting
Glass fibre layups and casting
resin
Matte and Glass shots
Models and miniatures
Action miniatures

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