In print: ILM’s artistry and the design of Star Wars – fxguideNew technologies and innovative techniques are always making their way into the animation industry, which means learning never really stops. You could always search for resources online or sit through video tutorials but VFX books are handier for artists who prefer to expand their skill set the old fashioned way! Thankfully, so many VFX books will help grow your skills as a designer. Here are some of our favorites:. Lighting for Animation. The book, which was written by our co-founders Jasmine Katatikarn and Michael Tanzillo, features the main philosophies and core concepts utilized by industry professionals to achieve the perfect lighting in visual effects and computer animation. The book outlines all the approaches and techniques that will propel your career as a lighting artist.
Industrial Light & Magic: The Art of Innovation
View Larger Image. Ask Seller a Question. Featuring never-before-seen imagery, "Industrial Light and Magic" begins with the tale of a small team of students, engineers, and artists who pioneered analogue effects that had never been attempted or realised on the screen for "Star Wars" , and continues through the company's rapid expansion and work, over the next three decades, on more than three hundred films - and into the digital and computer-generated effects era - including the "Star Wars Saga", "the Indiana Jones" series, "the Back to the Future" trilogy, several "Star Trek" films, "the Jurassic Park" trilogy, "the Harry Potter" franchise, "Ghostbusters II", "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", "the Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, "Iron Man", "Avatar", and the "Transformers" films. This richly illustrated book, featuring extensive commentary by George Lucas, Dennis Murren, John Knoll, Pablo Helman, Rob Coleman, Lorne Peterson, and others, covers the entire scope of ILM's history and filmography, but focuses on the state-of-the art accomplishments and technical achievements from onward, offering a crash course and behind-the-scenes view on the most groundbreaking effects being created today. Pamela Glintenkamp is a writer and producer. As the director of the Lucasfilm Archival History Project, she interviewed more than individuals who worked on Lucasfilm projects throughout its history. Visit Seller's Storefront.