Filmmaking: Cinematography

  • The Grip Book: The Studio Grip’s Essential Guide book cover

    The Grip Book

    The Studio Grip’s Essential Guide, 6th Edition

    By Michael Uva

    Gain the essential skills of a professional grip to become the jack and master of all trades on any movie or television show set. Discover vital insider tips ranging from how to operate cutting-edge rigging and lighting equipment to performing difficult camera mounts on aircraft, boats, trains, and…

    Paperback – 2018-04-24 
    Focal Press

  • DSLR Cinema: A beginner’s guide to filmmaking on a budget book cover

    DSLR Cinema

    A beginner’s guide to filmmaking on a budget, 3rd Edition

    By Kurt Lancaster

    The DSLR cinema revolution began over ten years ago. Professional filmmakers, students, video journalists, event video shooters, production houses, and others jumped at the opportunity to shoot cinematic images on these low budget cameras. The first edition of DSLR Cinema mapped the way focusing…

    Paperback – 2018-02-01 
    Focal Press

  • Grammar of the Shot book cover

    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
    Focal Press

  • The Filmmaker's Guide to Visual Effects: The Art and Techniques of VFX for Directors, Producers, Editors and Cinematographers book cover

    The Filmmaker's Guide to Visual Effects

    The Art and Techniques of VFX for Directors, Producers, Editors and Cinematographers

    By Eran Dinur

    The Filmmaker’s Guide to Visual Effects offers a practical, detailed guide to visual effects for non-VFX specialists working in film and television. In contemporary filmmaking and television production, visual effects are used extensively in a wide variety of genres and formats to contribute to…

    Paperback – 2017-04-10
    Focal Press

  • Materialist Film book cover

    Materialist Film

    By Peter Gidal

    A polemical introduction to the avant-garde and experimental in film (including making and viewing), Materialist Film is a highly original, thought-provoking book. Thirty-seven short chapters work through a series of concepts which will enable the reader to deal imaginatively with the contradictory…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

  • Cinematography: Theory and Practice: Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors book cover

    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
    Focal Press

  • Documentary Voice & Vision: A Creative Approach to Non-Fiction Media Production book cover

    Documentary Voice & Vision

    A Creative Approach to Non-Fiction Media Production

    By Kelly Anderson, Martin Lucas

    Learn the creative and technical essentials of documentary filmmaking with Documentary Voice & Vision. This comprehensive work combines clear, up-to-date technical information, production techniques and gear descriptions with an understanding of how technical choices can create meaning and…

    Paperback – 2016-04-06
    Focal Press

  • Behind the Lens: Dispatches from the Cinematographic Trenches book cover

    Behind the Lens

    Dispatches from the Cinematographic Trenches

    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
    Focal Press

  • Experimental Filmmaking: BREAK THE MACHINE book cover

    Experimental Filmmaking

    BREAK THE MACHINE

    By Kathryn Ramey

    Become a master in the influential, diverse, and highly innovative field of experimental filmmaking. Harness the little-known techniques and subtle aesthetics required for this imagination-driven art form. For the first time in a single volume, Kathryn Ramey has written a thorough, hands-on guide…

    Paperback – 2015-08-14
    Focal Press

  • The Filmmaker’s Guide to Digital Imaging: for Cinematographers, Digital Imaging Technicians, and Camera Assistants book cover

    The Filmmaker’s Guide to Digital Imaging

    for Cinematographers, Digital Imaging Technicians, and Camera Assistants

    By Blain Brown

    It’s a whole new world for cinematographers, camera assistants, and postproduction artists. New equipment, new methods, and new technologies have to be learned and mastered. New roles such as that of the DIT (Digital Imaging Technician), Digital Loader, and Data Manager are integral to today’s…

    Paperback – 2014-10-03
    Focal Press

  • The Art Direction Handbook for Film & Television book cover

    The Art Direction Handbook for Film & Television

    2nd Edition

    By Michael Rizzo

    In this new and expanded edition of The Art Direction Handbook, author Michael Rizzo now covers art direction for television, in addition to updated coverage of film design. This comprehensive, professional manual details the set-up of the art department and the day-to-day job duties: scouting for…

    Paperback – 2014-09-02
    Focal Press

  • Digital Cinematography: Fundamentals, Tools, Techniques, and Workflows book cover

    Digital Cinematography

    Fundamentals, Tools, Techniques, and Workflows

    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
    Focal Press

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