Cinematography Products

  • 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 – 2015-09-27 
    Focal Press

  • 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 – 2015-07-30 
    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 – 2014-10-02
    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 – 2014-09-01
    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 – 2014-05-08
    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 – 2014-05-05
    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 – 2014-03-16
    Focal Press

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2013-11-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

  • 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 – 2013-02-24
    Focal Press

  • Moviemaking with your Camera Field Guide

    The essential guide to shooting video with HDSLRs and digital cameras

    By Olivia Speranza

    Unknowingly, photographers are already trained in many of the key skills behind great cinematography—not least the arts of lighting and composition. Now, with the advent of high-definition video recording capabilities, the cameras have finally caught up. The Moviemaking With Your Camera Field Guide…

    Paperback – 2012-11-11
    Focal Press
    The Field Guide Series

  • DSLR Cinema

    Crafting the Film Look with Large Sensor Video Cameras, 2nd Edition

    By Kurt Lancaster

    Large sensor video cameras (DSLRs) offer filmmakers an affordable, high-quality image previously impossible without high-end cinema cameras. These video-capable DSLR cameras have revolutionized filmmaking, documentary production, journalism, television, and even Hollywood cinema. This book empowers…

    Paperback – 2012-10-25
    Focal Press

  • The Steadicam® Operator's Handbook

    2nd Edition

    By Jerry Holway, Laurie Hayball

    Both informational and inspirational, THE STEADICAM® OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK is the number one comprehensive guide to becoming a successful owner and operator of the Steadicam. Packed with interviews and instruction by the world’s premier Steadicam professionals, this book will get you up and running…

    Paperback – 2012-09-30
    Focal Press

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