Creating Special Effects for TV and Video

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Taylor & Francis, 1996 - Music - 186 pages
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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.

Each of the following techniques are detailed, giving full descriptions of equipment, procedure and the type of effect obtained. Attention is also given to aspects of safety and the correct procedure for those engaged in dangerous sequences.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
9
SPECIAL EFFECTS DESIGN
10
THE IMPORTANCE OF SOUND
12
THE CAMCORDER
13
FILM CAMERAS
14
ANIMATION STAND CAMERAWORK
16
STOPFRAME FILM ANIMATION
18
THE COMPUTER
20
POLYSTYRENE FABRICATION AND MODELLING
32
PLASTIC FORMING MACHINES
34
PLASTER OF PARIS
36
PLASTER TURNING
38
MOULD MAKING
40
FLEXIBLE MOULDS
42
LATEX CASTING
44
GLASS FIBRE LAYUPS AND CASTING RESIN
46

COMPUTERISED EFFECTS 1
22
COMPUTERISED EFFECTS 2
24
FIFTYFIFTY MIRRORS BEAMSPLITTERS
26
MIRRORED EFFECTS
28
PERISCOPES
30
MATTE AND GLASS SHOTS
48
MODELS AND MINIATURES
50
ACTION MINIATURES
52
HANGING MINIATURES
53
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