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Old July 15th, 2007, 04:14 PM   #1
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Cinematography Book

I should be getting my A1 this week and I'm looking for a book on Cinematography.

Most books seem to have a lot of chapters which I'm not interested in reading about, script, logistics, post-production, delivery etc.. rather than pure camera work. I come from a sound post background, with some picture editing and location sound experience so I have a fairly good handle on most of the process.. just not the whole 'capturing light' thing ;)

I'll be out and about shooting as much as I can but I'm interested in backing this up with something which deals with the technical aspects of using a lens.. composition and lighting etc.

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Old July 15th, 2007, 04:33 PM   #2
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"Shot by Shot" is a great book by Steven Katz... it's mainly geared toward directing the camera, not actors:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0941188108/$%7B0%7D

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Old July 15th, 2007, 07:18 PM   #5
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Can't go wrong with the "Five C's of Cinematography".
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Old July 16th, 2007, 01:14 AM   #6
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Old July 17th, 2007, 01:10 AM   #7
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I like Cinematography by Blain Brown
Emre is right, it's a great book and I always suggest it whenever someone asks for a book on the subject. The full title, however, is:
Cinematography: Theory and Practice.
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Emre is right, it's a great book and I always suggest it whenever someone asks for a book on the subject. The full title, however, is:
Cinematography: Theory and Practice.
Are you related, by any chance?
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