Publications

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Now available, my textbook, The Visual Effects Arsenal: VFX Solutions For The Independent Filmmaker. This book is a cross-platform, multi-software package collection of VFX techniques for independent filmmakers to add professional effects to their film and video projects.

Build your VFX arsenal with quick-access, step-by-step instruction on how to create today's hottest digital VFX shots. This essential toolkit provides techniques for creating effects seen in movies such as "300", "Spiderman 3", "Predator" and others, with lessons on how-to: splatter blood or digitally lop someone's arm off; create a scene with actors running from an explosion; create the 'twin effect' (same actor, same location, 2 performances); and, produce space-ship dog fights. Organized in a 'cookbook' style, this title allows you to reference a certain effect in the index and immediately access concise instructions to create that effect. In this title, techniques are demonstrated in each of the most popular software tools. After Effects, Final Cut Studio, Shake, Photoshop, and Combustion are all covered. Brilliant, 4-color presentation provides inspiration and stimulating visual guidance to the lessons presented, while the companion DVD contains project media files enabling you to put concepts learned into immediate practice. This title provides 4-color, step-by-step instruction for producing today's hottest digital VFX shots. VFX techniques are presented in each of the most popular software tools. Companion DVD features project media files allowing you to immediately implement techniques learned.