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The digitization of cinematic visual effects : Hollywood's coming of age

Author: Rama Venkatasawmy
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While many books have addressed visual effects in Hollywood cinema, The Digitization of Cinematic Visual Effects: Hollywood's Coming of Age, by Rama Venkatasawmy, fills an important gap in cinematic analysis and film history by providing a periodization and techno-historical account of visual effects in Hollywood cinema.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Venkatasawmy, Rama, 1972-
Digitization of cinematic visual effects.
Lanham : Lexington Books, 2012
(DLC) 2012034920
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rama Venkatasawmy
ISBN: 9780739176221 0739176226
OCLC Number: 1017948388
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 333 pages)
Contents: An overview of VFX-intensive filmmaking in 20th century Hollywood cinema --
Defining the object of enquiry --
"Effects" in Hollywood cinema --
Science, technology and Hollywood cinema --
The Hollywood cinema industry's coming of digital age --
Afterword --
Appendices: (A) A time-line of landmark (VFX-intensive) films, techno-scientific innovations, financial and industrial events that have contributed to the evolution of digital VFX in the Hollywood cinema industry up to the 1990s --
(B) Top 100 all-time domestic grosses (2012) --
(C) A basic glossary of analog and digital terminologies and key professions in the Hollywood cinema VFX industry.
Responsibility: Rama Venkatasawmy.

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Venkatasawmy (Univ. of Newcastle, Australia, Singapore campus) provides a clear, insightful investigation of the many issues surrounding the adaptation of cinema to the digital age. The book guides Read more...

 
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