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Adobe® After Effects® 6.5: Studio Techniques by Mark Christiansen

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Chapter 11. Issues Specific To Film And HDR Images

Issues Specific To Film And HDR Images
 

True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.

 
 --Jean Cocteau (French director, painter, playwright, and poet)

The difference between jaw-dropping movie effects and the motion graphics made by a budding artist comes down to one thing: details. The real world is full of detail we take for granted and rarely articulate, but it is the job of visual effects artists and supervisors to recognize where real-world detail is missing in a shot and then know how to add it.

The basic principle behind visual effects is that we are trying to replicate ...

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