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"" Special Effects: How to Create a Hollywood Film Look on a Home Budget. By Michael Slone. Step-by-step instructions illustrated with photographs and computer screenshots make this a practical resource for novice and independent filmmakers. Work smart, play safe, and create interesting special effects that will help your film or video project look like a million bucks without breaking the bank. More...
Special Effects: How to Create a Hollywood Film Look on a Home Budget book.

"" Special Effects: The History and Technique. By Richard Rickitt. Rickett tells the story of that perennial box-office draw, special effects, from "trick photography" through today's astonishing, computer-assisted cinematic legerdemain. Optical illusions, models, animation, makeup, and sound effects are each dissected and appreciated. More...
Special Effects: The History and Technique book.

"" Digital Compositing for Film and Video, Second Edition. By Steve Wright. A hands-on, how-to guide that addresses the problems and difficult choices faced by the professional compositor in real-life situations. This book presents you with tips, tricks and techniques for dealing with the badly shot elements, color artifacts, and mismatched lighting that bedevil compositors. More...
Digital Compositing for Film and Video, Second Edition book.

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"" The Art and Science of Digital Compositing, Second Edition. By Ron Brinkmann. Digital compositing, "the digitally manipulated combination of at least two source images to produce an integrated result," is a huge field incorporating 2-D and 3-D still and animated artwork. This book hones in on the area of visual effects in film, multimedia, and commercials--and expands on it in a highly precise and technical fashion. More...

"" Creating Special Effects for TV and Video, Third Edition. By Bernard Wilkie. A practical introduction to the techniques used in television production. It covers a wide range of special effects in a simple and practical form, with clear illustrations and photographs that support the text. More...

"" Special Effects: An Oral History - Interviews with 37 Masters Spanning 100 Years. By Pascal Pinteau. Interspersing his own observations on the history of special effects with interviews with 37 masters of the craft, Pinteau gives a thorough, insightful history that is never overblown and always intelligent. More...

"" Techniques of Special Effects of Cinematography. By Raymond Fielding. A detailed guide to special effects cinematography from simple effects such as fades and wipes to complex effects like showing a building blowing up. More...

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