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Old January 22nd, 2004, 12:56 PM   #1
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Chris Chomyn's cinematography e-book

Working cinematographer and USC instructor Chris Chomyn has made his work-in-progress cinematography text available on the web.

I haven't read much of it, but it seems to be a serviceable bare-bones introductory course to cinematography. For those who are curious about F stops and T stops, tools of the trade, and basic approaches to lighting, this is a useful text, written in a straightforward style. It would answer a lot of the questions that come up here on

Some portions of the book are still incomplete, including the glossary, but there are plenty of online sources for cinematographic jargon, not the least of which is the IMDb.

A set of more or less insightful class notes accompany the text, allowing the reader to pretend he or she is sitting in on a $1009/unit graduate production class.
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Old January 22nd, 2004, 03:31 PM   #2
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That's looking quite interesting. Thanks a lot for that Robert!

If anybody is interesting, here is the guy's IMDB listing.

Don't know any of the movies he's worked on though...

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