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Visual Effects Society Releases 2nd Edition VES Handbook


LR-VES-emailLR-VESThe Visual Effects Society (VES) announced the release of the 2nd edition of The VES Handbook of Visual Effects. Hailed as the most complete guide to visual effects techniques and best practices on the market today, it covers essential techniques for all VFX artists, producers and supervisors, from pre-production through production and postproduction.

Edited by VES chair and VFX supervisor Jeffrey Okun and VFX producer Susan Zwerman, the update to the guide includes the latest industry-standard techniques, technologies and workflows in the fast-paced world of visual effects. The VES tasked the original authors to update their areas of expertise, such as stereoscopic moviemaking, color management, facial capture, virtual productions, 3D conversions, compositing of live-action and CG elements and the digital intermediate, as well as to provide detailed chapters on interactive games and full animation. Additionally, 50 new contributors share their proven methods, tricks and shortcuts earned through decades of real-world experience.

“The VES sees this book’s continual update as an essential mandate,” said Okun. “Far beyond basic information on techniques and best practices for visual effects in general, it shares the combined experience of leaders from all of the verticals. It amounts to a guide to navigate the practical day-to-day issues that will most likely be experienced by every working professional at some point in their careers. ”

“This is a must-read for all visual effects filmmakers,” said Zwerman. “The writers have combined wisdom and practicality to produce an extraordinary book that covers every aspect of visual effects techniques in a concise manner without losing sight of its art and magic.”

The VES Handbook of Visual Effects: Industry Standard VFX Practices and Procedures, 2nd Edition is available for purchase at Amazon,

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