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Cinematography: Theory and Practice: Image Making for Cinematographers, Directors, and Videographers

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Publisher Comments:

Lavishly produced and illustrated, Cinematography covers the entire range of the profession. The book is not just a comprehensive guide to current professional practice; it goes beyond to explain the theory behind the practice, so you understand how the rules came about and when it's appropriate to break them. In addition, directors will benefit from the book's focus on the body of knowledge they should share with their Director of Photography.

Cinematography presents the basics and beyond, employing clear explanations of standard practice together with substantial illustrations and diagrams to reveal the real world of film production.
Recognizing that professionals know when to break the rules and when to abide by them, this book discusses many examples of fresh ideas and experiments in cinematography. Covering the most up-to-date information on the film/digital interface, new formats, the latest cranes and camera support and other equipment, it also illustrates the older tried and true methods.

The definitive guide to cinematography
Up-to-date coverage of technical topics, including High Definition and digital imaging
Full color throughout brings issues of color and light to life

Book News Annotation:

This thorough overview of techniques and technologies essential to shooting film, video, and digital, seeks to improve communication between director and cinematographer by filling in gaps in knowledge for both professions. Brown, a cinematographer based in Los Angeles, covers subjects including exposure, lighting, optics and lenses, filters, cinematic continuity, language of the lens, bleach bypass processes and special effects. Concepts and techniques are illustrated with diagrams and still shots from movies.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This comprehensive resource for cinematographers, directors, videographers and students covers the range of cinematography on a professional level, whether on film, video, digital, HD or any other imaging format. It reveals the basics and beyond, with illustrations, diagrams and anecdotes.

Synopsis:

Cinematography presents the basics and beyond, employing clear explanations of standard practice together with substantial illustrations and diagrams to reveal the real world of film production. Recognizing that professionals know when to break the rules and when to abide by them, this book discusses many examples of fresh ideas and experiments in cinematography. Covering the most up-to-date information on the film/digital interface, new formats, the latest cranes and camera support and other equipment, it also illustrates the older tried and true methods. *The definitive guide to cinematography *Up-to-date coverage of technical topics, including High Definition and digital imaging *Full color throughout brings issues of color and light to life

Synopsis:

Filmography: p. 292.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 290-291) and index.

About the Author

Blain Brown was educated at C.W. Post College; M.I.T. and Harvard Graduate School of Design. He began in New York as a commercial still photographer before starting in the film business. After working as a gaffer, be became a cinematographer doing primarily commercials and music videos.After completing his first feature film, he moved to Los Angeles where he has been Director of Photography on 14 feature films as well as national commercials, promotional films, industrials, music videos and documentaries. He has worked in many states in the U.S. as well as Mexico, Canada, India, Italy, France, the Philippines and Jordan.His experience includes 35mm and 16mm projects, as well as 24P High Def, DigiBeta, BetaSP and DV. He has completed projects as a director, editor and screenwriter; with three screenplays produced. He has also taught courses in storytelling and visual communication. As a Director of Photography specializing in features and commercials, he is now based in Los Angeles.His books include A Sense o

Blain Brown is a Director of Photography based in the Los Angeles area. He has been Director of Photography on 14 feature films as well as national commercials, promotional films, industrials, music videos and documentaries. He has worked all over the U.S. and throughout the world as well. He has completed projects as a director, editor and screenwriter.

Table of Contents

Filmspace; Visual Language; Lens Language; Camera Dynamics; Cinematic Continuity; Exposure; Color Theory; The Tools of Lighting; Lighting as Storytelling; Controlling Color; Optics; Filters; Video and High Definition; Image; Set Operations; Professional Formats

Product Details

ISBN:
9780240805009
Publisher:
Focal Press
Location:
Amsterdam
Author:
Brown, Blain
Subject:
General
Subject:
Television - Direction & Production
Subject:
Film - Cinematography
Subject:
Cinematography
Subject:
Counseling -- Vocational guidance.
Subject:
Film & Video - Cinematography
Subject:
Film - Direction & Production
Subject:
Film and Television-Production
Series Volume:
no. 23
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
303
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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Cinematography: Theory and Practice: Image Making for Cinematographers, Directors, and Videographers
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Product details 303 pages Focal Press - English 9780240805009 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This comprehensive resource for cinematographers, directors, videographers and students covers the range of cinematography on a professional level, whether on film, video, digital, HD or any other imaging format. It reveals the basics and beyond, with illustrations, diagrams and anecdotes.
"Synopsis" by , Cinematography presents the basics and beyond, employing clear explanations of standard practice together with substantial illustrations and diagrams to reveal the real world of film production. Recognizing that professionals know when to break the rules and when to abide by them, this book discusses many examples of fresh ideas and experiments in cinematography. Covering the most up-to-date information on the film/digital interface, new formats, the latest cranes and camera support and other equipment, it also illustrates the older tried and true methods. *The definitive guide to cinematography *Up-to-date coverage of technical topics, including High Definition and digital imaging *Full color throughout brings issues of color and light to life
"Synopsis" by , Filmography: p. 292.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 290-291) and index.
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