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mehmet22 03-12-2008 10:11 AM

What DVD or book should I get?
 
Hey Everyone,

I recently started playing around with developing matte paintings and I am on my second one. The way I am going about developing a painting is I take a main image and build on it with other images I find or have.

I need a good dvd or a book to get pointers from on combining different images to get a nice result. Which one would you guys recommend? I have looked at the gnomon workshop there are bunch there. But I have no idea which one would be best for me.

Timmay 03-12-2008 10:20 AM

Check out Dylan's or Dusso Intro Gnomon DVDs to start with.

They go over composition, color, perspective. All things you need to know to complete a successful matte.

Its not just about using images.

Thats what I did when I first started out.

mehmet22 03-13-2008 12:14 PM

Thank You for the reply Timmay. I think I will go ahead with one of the introduction dvds. You did bring up a very good point about composition, color and perspective.

nickmarshallvfx 03-13-2008 12:24 PM

Going heavily into photos when you first start out is probably the worst things you can do. Of course, most of us here did the same when we first started practicing matte painting, but it really is true that developing your traditional skills is very important. Those Dylan Cole intro dvds will be of great benefit to you.

Nick

egamez 03-13-2008 01:06 PM

I recommend starting out with Christian Lorenz DVD first. Then move to Chris Stosky, then Dylan and finally Dusso.

Also, Alp Altiner is planning to publish a new book on matte painting this year.

Cheers!

Edwin

eldritch48 03-13-2008 08:25 PM

Has anyone watched the "Speedpainting to Matte Painting" DVD from Gnomon? Curious how it is, the other Steambot DVD on concept design was pretty damn good.

debashish 04-21-2008 10:04 PM

Quote:

I recommend starting out with Christian Lorenz DVD first. Then move to Chris Stosky, then Dylan and finally Dusso.
Also, Alp Altiner is planning to publish a new book on matte painting this year.
Cheers!
Edwin
Chris Stoski has used Shake in his training dvd, which i don't have any access.
i already ordered Christian Lorenz both the dvds, hope it will help me learning the fundamentals.


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