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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In addition, directors will benefit from the focus on the body of knowledge they should share with their Director cinemmatography Photography. Feb 27, Mike Aryan rated it it was amazing. Learning and Breaking the Rules of Cinematic Composition.

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Learning these languages and vocabularies is a never-ending and a fascinating life-long study. In addition, directors will benefit from the book’s focus on the body of knowledge they should share with their Director of Photography.

Amanda Solis rated it liked it Jan 22, Really awesome book on the various duties of the DP! 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.

Jan 23, Michel Boto rated it really liked it. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. 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.

If you are very interested in the subject and this is the only book on Cinematography in your local library, by all means, read it! HD cinematography and shooting. 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.


This has all been self-taught, reading 19 books, making multiple short films, corporate videos, working and making money in both my creative and business endeavors as a freelancer of sorts.

Of course X is relevant, but that important? Some sections of it were not as helpful as others, but in all its a really helpful resource. Very informative, but feel free to jump around if you have a background in still photography.

A tourist’s phrasebook and fluent speaker’s aide memoire of the language and practice of making films. Page 1 cinematogrqphy 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

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

Looking for beautiful books? 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 worked in many states in the U. 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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May 01, Danny rated it it was amazing. Books by Blain Brown. Set Lighting Technician’s Handbook: Customers who bought this item also bought. My one caveat is that some of the photos are really too small to properly absorb.

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


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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? In addition, directors will benefit from the book’s cinematovraphy on the body of knowledge they should share with their Director of Photography.

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. Dance Music Manual Rick Snoman.

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Logic Pro 9 Mark Cousins. I ordered this and a couple other filmmaking books. Read the whole cunematography in Barnes and Noble one day. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Write a customer review. A DVD and website features hours of video footage, offering key instruction in topics such as camera basics and essentials, lighting, shooting methods, and much more. HD cinematography and shooting. Jun 07, Mike rated it it was amazing.

His work can be seen at www. If you’re someone who wants to have a career solely as a cinematographer, you’ll need this book in addition to the many more specialized books on lighting, camera operating, lenses, post-production color grading and correcting, etc to develop your abilities.

I recommend it highly. The Filmmaker’s Handbook, Edition. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

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