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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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors. Description There’s more to being a DP than holding a light meter! With this book as your guide, you are on your way to learning not only about blqin equipment and technology, but also about the concepts and thought processes that will enable you to shoot professionally, efficiently, and with artistic mastery.

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 produced and illustrated, it covers the entire range of the profession. The book is not just a comprehensive guide to current professional practice; it goes beyond to explain the theory behind the practice, so you understand how the rules came about and when it’s appropriate to break them.

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Hrown addition, directors will benefit from the book’s focus on the body of knowledge they should share with their Director of Photography. Cinematography presents the basics and beyond, employing clear explanations of standard practice together with substantial illustrations and diagrams to reveal blzin real world of film production.


Recognizing that professionals know when to break the rules and when to abide by them, this book discusses many examples of fresh ideas and experiments in cinematography. A DVD and website includes video footage, offering key instruction in topics such as camera basics and essentials, lighting, shooting methods, and much more.

Language of the lens.

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Lighting for film, digital, and HD. HD cinematography and shooting.

Image control and filters. Set procedures and other issues The DVD files are also available at http: The Best Books of Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x 26mm 1, Looking for beautiful books? Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Other books in this series.

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Cinema is a language and within it the specific vocabularies and sublanguages of the lens, composition, visual design, lighting, image control, continuity, movement, and point-of-view.

Learning these languages and vocabularies is a never-ending and a fascinating life-long study. Few books on cinematography meld aesthetics and pragmatics as deftly as this one. Head of Cinematography, USC School of Cinematic Arts “The book is lbain wonderful, well-organized and knowledgable collection of all information a cinematographer may need.

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

I recommend it highly. No other text I know of stresses this to this extent.


Hart, First Camera Cinematographj, 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. It presents each 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.

A tourist’s phrasebook and fluent speaker’s aide memoire of the language and practice of making films. A leading book in the field, Cinematography has been translated into many languages and is nrown staple at the world’s top.

In addition, directors will benefit from the focus on the body of knowledge they should share with their Director of Photography. He has been the director of photography on features, commercials, music videos, industrials and other types of projects.

He has directed and edited features and commercials, worked as a producer and has had three screenplays produced. T, he was a commercial still photographer in New York before getting into film production, which he has been doing for 26 years, starting as an electrician, gaffer, and grip and then as a cinematographer, director, writer, and producer.

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