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Creating Special Effects for TV and Video : Media Manual Series - Bernard Wilkie

Creating Special Effects for TV and Video

Media Manual Series

Paperback

Published: 21st November 1996
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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.

Reviews of current edition: "A concise and practical introduction... I would recommend this book for all people interested in this fascinating technical aspect of television production." Television Magazine

" The text is practical with easy to follow illustrations and diagrams ... it has truly become a compact special effects handbook." Image Technology

Introductionp. 9
Special Effects Designp. 10
The Importance of Soundp. 12
The Camcorderp. 13
Film Camerasp. 14
Animation Stand Cameraworkp. 16
Stop-Frame Film Animationp. 18
The Computerp. 20
Computerised Effects - 1p. 22
Computerised Effects - 2p. 24
Fifty-Fifty Mirrors (Beam-Splitters)p. 26
Mirrored Effectsp. 28
Periscopesp. 30
Polystyrene Fabrication and Modellingp. 32
Plastic Forming Machinesp. 34
Plaster of Parisp. 36
Plaster Turningp. 38
Mould Makingp. 40
Flexible Mouldsp. 42
Latex Castingp. 44
Glass Fibre Lay-Ups and Casting Resinp. 6
Matte and Glass Shotsp. 48
Models and Miniaturesp. 50
Action Miniaturesp. 52
Hanging Miniaturesp. 53
Hanging Miniatures - Applications 1p. 54
Hanging Miniatures - Applications 2p. 56
Model Landscapesp. 58
Model Shipsp. 60
Model Seasp. 62
Scenic Projectionp. 64
Chroma Key: Colour Separation Overlayp. 66
Optical Printingp. 68
Underwater Sequencesp. 70
Water in the Studiop. 72
Dry-Ice Generatorsp. 74
Radar and Oscilloscopesp. 76
Laboratory and Chemical Effectsp. 78
Ray Guns and Blastersp. 80
Robots and Monstersp. 82
The Smoke Gunp. 84
Pyrotechnic and Other Smokesp. 86
Flamesp. 88
Fire Effects in the Studiop. 90
Fire Effects in the Openp. 92
Fires and Furnacesp. 94
Hot and Molten Metalp. 96
Explosivesp. 98
Firing Boxes and Explodersp. 100
Pyrotechnicsp. 102
Pyrotechnics in the Studiop. 104
Pyrotechnics in the Openp. 106
Safe Studio Explosions - 1p. 108
Safe Studio Explosions - 2p. 110
Pyrofuses and Bullet Hitsp. 112
Bullet Effects in Sceneryp. 114
Bullet Effects on Vases and Bottlesp. 116
Bullet Effects in Glass and Mirrorsp. 118
Bullet Effects on Peoplep. 120
Bullet Effects Using Compressed Airp. 122
Safety Precautionsp. 124
Arrowsp. 126
Knivesp. 128
Swords and Daggersp. 130
Prostheticsp. 132
Breaking Windowsp. 134
Breaking Bottles, Crockery and Chairsp. 136
Breaking and Collapsing Sceneryp. 138
Lava, Quicksand and Swampsp. 140
Gunge and Custard Piesp. 142
Dirt and Decayp. 144
Cobwebsp. 146
Wind and Blizzardsp. 148
Frost and Icep. 150
Snowp. 152
Fog and Mistp. 154
Rain in the Studiop. 156
Rain in the Openp. 158
Radio Controlp. 159
Remote Controlp. 160
Destruction of Automobilesp. 162
Automobile Crashesp. 164
Special Lighting Devicesp. 166
Projected Light Effectsp. 168
Some Special Plantsp. 170
Modifying Equipmentp. 172
Photographs on the Screenp. 174
Sparks and Flashesp. 176
Scoring Devices and Game Showsp. 178
Personal Equipmentp. 179
Further Readingp. 180
Glossaryp. 182
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ISBN: 9780240514741
ISBN-10: 0240514742
Series: Media Manual Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 21st November 1996
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.2 x 13.8  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition