Cinematography Products

  • 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 – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

  • 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

    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

    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

  • Grammar of the Shot

    3rd Edition

    By Christopher J. Bowen, Roy Thompson

    Whether you're just learning how to frame a shot or simply looking for a refresher, the third edition of Grammar of the Shot gives you the tools you need to build a successful visual story that flows smoothly and makes sense to your audience.Understand the basic building blocks essential for…

    Hardback – 2015-08-27
    Focal Press

  • Experimental Filmmaking


    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

    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

    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

    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

  • Cinema Raw

    Shooting and Color Grading with the Ikonoskop, Digital Bolex, and Blackmagic Cinema Cameras

    By Kurt Lancaster

    With the next generation of raw cinema cameras you can finally shoot professionally with uncompressed raw motion pictures—without compromising your image or your budget. In Cinema Raw: Shooting and Color Grading with the Ikonoskop, Digital Bolex, and Blackmagic Cinema Cameras, Lancaster takes you…

    Paperback – 2014-05-06
    Focal Press

  • Beyond Continuity

    Script Supervision for the Modern Filmmaker

    By Mary Cybulski

    A guide to the craft of script supervising, Beyond Continuity features practical instruction through real-world examples demonstrating and explaining the skills needed by a professional script supervisor. Mary Cybulski, one of Hollywood’s premier script supervisors, imparts her sage wisdom as she…

    Paperback – 2014-03-17
    Focal Press

  • The Camera Assistant's Manual

    6th Edition

    By David E. Elkins, SOC

    Excel as an Assistant Cameraman (AC) in today’s evolving film industry with this updated classic. Learn what to do—and what NOT to do—during production and get the job done right the first time. The Camera Assistant’s Manual, Sixth Edition covers the basics of cinematography and provides you with…

    Paperback – 2013-02-25
    Focal Press

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