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Cinematography : Theory and Practice: Image for cinematographers and directors (Hardcover) (Blain Brown)
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With this book as your guide, you are on your way to learning not only about the equipment and technology, but also about the concepts and thought processes that will enable you to shoot professionally, efficiently, and with artistic mastery. A leading book in the field, Cinematography has been translated into many languages and is a staple at the world's top film schools. Lavishly produced and illustrated, it covers the entire range of the profession. The book is not just a comprehensive guide to current professional practices- 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. Directors will also benefit from the book's focus on the body of knowleddge 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. 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 classic tried and true methods. Also included is a DVD/website with hours of video footage offering key instruction in topics such as camera basics, lighting essentials, shooting methods, and much more.