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Cinematography

  • Grammar of the Shot

    4th Edition

    By Christopher J. Bowen

    The newly-revised and updated fourth edition of Grammar of the Shot teaches readers the principles behind successful visual communication in motion media through shot composition, screen direction, depth cues, lighting, camera movement, and shooting for editing. Many general practices are suggested…

    Paperback – 2017-07-11
    Routledge

  • Cinematography: Theory and Practice

    Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors, 3rd Edition

    By Blain Brown

     The world of cinematography has changed more in the last few years than it has since it has in 1929, when sound recording was introduced. New technology, new tools and new methods have revolutionized the art and craft of telling stories visually. While some aspects of visual language,…

    Paperback – 2016-09-15
    Routledge

  • Behind the Lens

    Dispatches from the Cinematographic Trenches, 1st Edition

    By Jay Holben

    Filmmaker Jay Holben has been battling in the production trenches for most of his life. For the past 17 years, he’s chronicled his adventures in the pages of American Cinematographer, Digital Video, Videography, and TV Technology. Now, in Behind the Lens: Dispatches from the Cinematic Trenches, he’…

    Paperback – 2015-09-11
    Routledge

  • Digital Cinematography

    Fundamentals, Tools, Techniques, and Workflows, 1st Edition

    By David Stump

    With the shift from film to digital, a new view of the future of cinematography has emerged. Today’s successful cinematographer must be equal parts artist, technician, and business-person. The cinematographer needs to master the arts of lighting, composition, framing and other aesthetic…

    Paperback – 2014-05-09
    Routledge

  • The Filmmaker's Eye

    Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition, 1st Edition

    By Gustavo Mercado

    This is the only book that combines conceptual and practical instruction on creating polished and eloquent images for film and video with the technical know-how to achieve them.Loaded with hundreds of full-color examples, The Filmmaker's Eye is a focused, easy-to-reference guide that shows you how…

    Paperback – 2010-09-01
    Routledge

  • Set Lighting Technician's Handbook

    Film Lighting Equipment, Practice, and Electrical Distribution, 4th Edition

    By Harry Box

    Comprehensive. Detailed. Practical. Set Lighting Technician's Handbook, Fourth Edition, is a friendly, hands-on manual covering the day-to-day practices, equipment, and tricks of the trade essential to anyone doing motion picture lighting, including the lamp operator, rigging crew, gaffer, best boy…

    Paperback – 2010-08-02
    Routledge