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The Five C's of Cinematography is one of the three most important books on cinematic technique ever published — American Cinematographer<P>Mr. Mascelli provides the attentive reader with the equivalent of a complete course in filmmaking. — New York Times<P>The Five C's is the most widely respected book on cinematography ever published. With the aid of hundreds of photographs and diagrams, it clearly and concisely presents al of the essential concepts and techniques of motion picture camera work.<P>Used copies of this timeless, long-out-of-print volume, which was first published in 1965, have been fetching hundreds of dollars per copy from students and teachers of cinematography and filmmaking. Now it is published for the first time in a paperback edition.<P>The five C's, and some of the related subjects this book covers, are: <P>Camera Angles — Objective, Subjective, Point-of-View, Subject Size, Subject Angle, Camera Height<P>Continuity — Cinematic Time and Space, Filming Action, Master Scenes, Screen Direction, Transitional Devices<P>Cutting — Types of Editing, Cross-Cutting, Cutting on Action<P>Close-ups — Over-the-Shoulder, Cut-in, Cutaway<P>Composition — Compositional Rules, Compositional Language, Types of Balance, Attracting or Switching the Center of Interest.

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With the aid of photographs and diagrams, this text concisely presents concepts and techniques of motion picture camerawork and the allied areas of film-making with which they interact with and impact. Included are discussions on: cinematic time and space; compositional rules; and types of editing.

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Bill Goetz, September 4, 2011 (view all comments by Bill Goetz)
This was one of the key textbooks I read when I was in film school. It was first published in 1965, but still in print because it is so relevant. The Five Cs are camera angles, cutting, composition, close-ups and continuity. They are the grammar of visual storytelling starting back in the era of black-and-white film through videotape to today’s digital imagery. Mascelli explains how each”C” functions in achieving effective moving imagery. His observations do include rules on what is and is not acceptable. But if read and the concepts judiciously applied to filming assignments, this book will help aspiring filmmakers and TV and internet videojournalists figure out on their own when and why rules can be broken..
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ISBN:
9781879505414
Author:
Mascelli, Joseph V.
Publisher:
Silman-James Press
Location:
Los Angeles :
Subject:
Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subject:
Film - Cinematography
Subject:
Cinematography
Subject:
Cinematography -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subject:
Film & Video - Cinematography
Subject:
Film and Television-Production
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1st Silman-James Press ed.
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
252
Dimensions:
11.09x8.60x.62 in. 1.60 lbs.

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