Cinematography: Theory and Practice: Imagemaking for Cinematographers, Directors & Videographers. Front Cover. Blain Brown. Focal Press, A leading book in the field, Cinematography has been translated into many languages and is a staple at the world’s top film schools. Lavishly Blain Brown. Brown, Blain. Cinematography: theory and practice: image making for cinematographers and directors / Blain Brown. p. cm. ISBN 1 .

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Robert Rodriguez rated it liked it Jun 25, He began in New York as a commercial still photographer before starting in the film business. Cinematography presents the basics and beyond, employing clear explanations of standard practice together with substantial cinematographu and diagrams to reveal the real world of film production.

The comparisons between film and video are also well done and help explain why despite the digital mania and the HD 24FPS cinematgraphy, most cinem I love the art of cinematograpy.

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I love the art of cinematograpy. A tourist’s phrasebook and fluent speaker’s aide memoire of the language and practice of making films. Read the whole thing in Barnes and Noble one day.

Image control and filters. I ordered this and a couple other filmmaking books.

Cinematography: Theory and Practice : Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors

Best of all is the section on video that coherently explains the fascinating history of the video signal and the various formats that cienmatography evolved. I will and already have recommended this book to others. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of I have used this book in some of my tutorials on video editing which relates nicely. Alexa Blwin Analytics for the Web. Other editions – View all Cinematography: He has been the director of photography on features, commercials, music videos, industrials and other types of projects.


The Ultimate Workshop Martin Evening. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. It presents cinematograohy aspect of cinematography in precise language to help all filmmakers better understand the complexities with which the cinematographer engages during every moment of every shot. Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors.

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Other books in cinemafography series. Set procedures and other issues. Other editions – View all Cinematography: Jun 07, Mike rated it it was amazing. In another universe I am a director. Brown has found a way to mix art and tech together in a way that allows the reader to easily absorb a very technical field.

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If I had found this book before going to film school, I think I would have second guessed whether or not I needed to go. The repetition of information within the same chapter isn’t nearly so unbearable as the text vs picture layout; the text will reference images on different pages which may seem menial at first, but after six chapters of having to backtrack two to three pages to figure out what a particular paragraph is describing it becomes more than a little bothersome.

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As a Director of Photography specializing in features and commercials, he is now based in Los Angeles. See and discover other items: Refresh and try again.

So in conclusion, I highly recommend this book as a solid theory and practice-oriented look at the process of cinematography and the tools necessary to make cinematic images.

This may just be a personal peeve of mine but the repetition of images is also annoying. Hart, First Camera Assistant, Instructor, and Author of The Camera Assistant “Cinematography is a skillfully written guide to the technical craft and artistry of cinematography for today’s cinematographers and directors.

Head of Cinematography, USC School of Cinematic Arts “The book is a wonderful, well-organized and knowledgable collection of all information a cinematographer may need. Head of Cinematography, USC School of Cinematic Arts “The book is a wonderful, well-organized and knowledgable collection of all information a cinematographer may need. Rohit rated it it was amazing Mar 19, A DVD and website with hours of video, demonstrating techniques and taking the reader behind the scenes on a professional shoot.