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Old May 4th, 2002, 07:31 AM   #1
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Lowel Book

Several places here on the Dog and on other DV sites I have seen mention of Lowel's book "Matters of Light and Depth". There seems to be a revision of the book in 1999, but from the booksellers only the 1992 version seems to be available. Is there a difference and where can I find the 1999 version if there is?
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Old May 4th, 2002, 09:23 AM   #2
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Try this place, they have all books, and most are priced right. http://www.abebooks.com/
You have to register, but it's free.
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Old May 11th, 2002, 03:16 AM   #3
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picture composition & aesthetics of Film Editing

hi there.

Any recommended readings on picture composition and aesthetics of Film editing?

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Old July 31st, 2002, 08:14 PM   #4
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lowel Book

While it deals mostly with still photography, might I recommend Kodak publication, "Color As Seen & Photographed".

The only other book of direct use is quite long out of print: "Eisenstad and the Art of Film Editing." I don't remember the author's name. Good luck in trying to find either.

I consider both, as strong additions to a library devoted to this art.

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Old July 31st, 2002, 08:48 PM   #5
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Dvrecording, pick up a copy of "The Technique of Film and Video Editing" by Ken Dancyger. It's a revision of sorts of Karel Reisz's great book from the early 50's, "The Technique of Film Editing".

It's available at Amazon.

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Bob,

Did you mean Eisenstein? Film Form and The Film Sense are standards (or used to be anyway) for all budding film students - not easy reads though. This is where "montage" came from.

dvrecording might also just want to study the editing in some of Eisenstein's films: Battleship Potemkin, October, and Alexander Nevsky are a good place to start.

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Old July 31st, 2002, 09:33 PM   #7
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Thank you

Thank you for all your messages concerning Aesthetics of Video and Film Editing. I have just read the book Techniques on Film Editing by Reisz. And I found it very useful.

Once again, Thank you.

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I bought the book just from plain old Amazon.com. I must say
I was dissapointed with the book though. It was a hard read.
Perhaps due to the fact that I knew nothing of lighting at all.
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Old August 1st, 2002, 03:16 AM   #9
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focal press book

I have read good reviews on other books on lighting the title of the book is Lighting in Film and Video Published by Focal Press and Another book titled man with a camera by Nestor Almendros . You can browse the pages first at your local bookstore.

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Right you are, Christine. My keeboard is terrible at spelling.


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Old April 19th, 2003, 07:50 PM   #11
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Where can I buy "matters of light and depth?"

Where is this book? Amazon.com says it's out of print.


Also, can someone recommend a good book on directing, as far as setting up shots and covering a scene visually is concerned?
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Try Steven Katz's "Shot By Shot". The best I've read.
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Go to Half.com and if it's not in stock add it to your Wish List and when someone puts one up for sale they'll send you an email.

I bought a copy through them----
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BTW, Amazon shows that it's available used through their network of resellers. I've had excellent luck using that facility.
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The book goes in and out of print. I placed my order on Amazon.com while it was out of print and eventually when they got a new printing in they shipped it to me. It's worth the wait for a nice shiny new copy. If you're desperate, typically the people at Lowel Light have a small stock of copies they keep around for those who inquire--you might try purchasing a copy through the lighting manufacturer.
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