Blain Brown. · Rating details · ratings · 19 reviews. Lavishly produced and illustrated, Cinematography covers the entire range of the profession. Brown, Blain. Cinematography: theory and practice: image making for cinematographers and directors / Blain Brown. p. cm. ISBN 1 . Cinematography: Theory and Practice: Imagemaking for Cinematographers, Directors & Videographers. Front Cover. Blain Brown. Focal Press,

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Way Beyond Monochrome 2e Ralph W. Return to Book Page. I am not a cinematographer, but this provided me with a good overview of the field for the purposes of my work as a game cinematics producer and I learned a lot about how movies are made, to boot.

Superbly organized with eye catching graphs and pictures, this comprehensive book is loaded with tons of fascinating and useful information.

Cinematography presents the basics and beyond, employing clear explanations of standard practice together with substantial illustrations and diagrams to reveal the real world of film production.

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In addition, directors will benefit from the focus on the body of cinematograpy they should share with their Director of Photography. Book ratings by Goodreads. The book is not just a comprehensive guide to current professional practice; amd goes beyond to explain the theory behind the practice, so you understand how the rules came about and when it’s appropriate to break Set procedures and other issues The DVD files are also available at http: Few books on cinematography meld aesthetics and pragmatics as deftly as this one.

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

Jan 23, Michel Boto rated it really liked it. Otherwise, look some place else. No trivia or quizzes yet. Lavishly produced and illustrated, it covers the entire range of the profession.

Carlitos Caprioli rated it really liked it Mar 11, As a Director of Photography specializing in features and commercials, he is now based in Los Angeles. A leading book in the field, Cinematography has been translated into many languages and is a staple at the world’s top film schools. Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors.

Paperbackpages. There are also quotes and tidbits taken from various cinematographers and filmmakers. It would be nice if they were bigger.

So after a few months of studying film in all its glory, it was a little easier to get through it. To brkwn other readers questions about Cinematographyplease sign up. A classic text to educate the mind on lighting possibilities for both film and everyday photography.

In addition, references in the text to diagrams or pictures sometimes use the wrong identifying number.

It is all encompassing and should have been a text book for my classes. Feb 27, Mike Aryan rated it it was amazing. Of course X is relevant, but that important? The world of cinematography has changed more in the last few years than it has since it has inwhen sound recording was introduced.

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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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Lavishly produced and illustrated, Cinematography covers the entire range of the profession. Image control and filters. Best of all is the section on video that coherently explains the fascinating history of the video signal and the various formats that have evolved.


Of course the light is important in cinematography, if there was only a dark screen it practuce have been a radio play. This book might be a bit dry in parts and too technically oriented for non-film school types. I highly recommend this cine,atography anyone interested in cinematography or film-making in general.

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. He has completed projects as a director, editor and screenwriter; with three screenplays produced. Dec 03, Marty rated it really liked it. 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.

There is a lot of information packed into this tome. 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. Other books in this series. Focal Press- Education – pages. Langford’s Basic Photography Anna Fox.

May 01, Danny rated it it was amazing. Take your mastery of these new tools, techniques, hrown roles to the next level with this cutting-edge roadmap from author and filmmaker Blain Brown.