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Illuminated Pixels by Virginia Wisslar

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Chapter 13Camera Essentials

Figure 13.1 Shallow depth of field helps these ants appear tiny in this 3D render (Mark Evans).

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“The camera is the eye of the audience.”

—John Alton, Cinematographer

IN THIS CHAPTER:

13.1 Lenswork: Field of View and Depth of FieldThe importance of the field of view and how to set depth of field.

13.2 Camera ExposureAn overview of how the real camera controls exposure, with a focus on how real and virtual cameras differ.

13.3 Motion BlurAn explanation of motion blur and its settings.

On set, the person in charge of both the camera and the lighting is the cinematographer. The cinematographer (also called the director ...

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