The Visual Effects Society (VES) has released The VES Handbook of Visual Effects which details the art and science of visual effects.
Written by 89 top leading visual effects practitioners and edited by VES Chair and leading VFX Supervisor Jeffrey A. Okun as well as VFX Producer Susan Zwerman, The VES Handbook of Visual Effects: Industry Standard VFX Practices and Procedures covers everything about visual effects from pre-production, production, and post-production, making it the most complete depository for visual effects techniques and best practices available today. The book outlines procedures and solutions all VFX artists, producers, and supervisors need to know and it is filled with hard facts and methods learned from research, trial and error, and practical experience. Contained in its pages are the lessons, tricks, short cuts, and wisdom garnered throughout the history of visual effects and is a must-have book for anyone working in or wanting to work in the visual effects industry.
The Handbook contains in-depth sections on stereoscopic moviemaking, color management, and digital intermediates, as well as interactive games and full animation authored by working artists and experts.
Anyone interested in purchasing a copy of The VES Handbook of Visual Effects can do so at Amazon.com and other leading online bookstores.