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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Preview — Cinematography by Blain Brown. Lavishly produced and illustrated, Cinematography 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.
In addition, directors will benefit from the book’s focus on th Lavishly produced and illustrated, Cinematography covers the entire range of the profession. In 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 the 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. Paperbackpages. Image Making for Cinematographers, Directors, and Videographers. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Lists with This Book. Feew, that was one hell of a read. I started reading this before I started filmschool and that was maybe a mistake. Some chapters were easy, but others were harder to understand without a little background. So after a few months of studying film in all its glory, it was a little easier to get through it.
Definitely interesting when you’re in the business or at least already know somethings about it. 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! Otherwise, look some place else.
Cinematography: Theory and Practice : Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors
Shallow rehashing of old mindless stereotypes. Of course the light is important in cinematography, if there was only a dark screen it would have been a radio play.
Of course X is relevant, but that important? Oct 30, Duane rated it really liked it. 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.
I have many of the cinematography books on the market and I’ve found this one to be the most interesting and easy to read. What I like is that Brown will give you a lot of heavy technical info if you desire, but also real life practical on set anecdotes and protocols as well as art history and theory. I really enjoyed the color theory chapter with examples from The Natural. It feels like a quality book as the pages are filled with glossy photos and charts.
My one caveat is that some of the photos are really too small to properly absorb. You get almost thumbnail size photos for a lot of the pictures. It would be nice if they were bigger. There is a lot of information packed into this tome. There are also quotes and tidbits taken from various cinematographers and filmmakers.
I highly recommend this for anyone interested in cinematography or film-making in general. Jan 23, Michel Boto rated it really liked it. Very informative, but feel free to jump around if you have a background in still photography.
My only problem with this book were the numerous typos cindmatography grammatical errors in almost every chapter. Please hire a proofreader, Mr. Jun 07, Mike rated it it was amazing. This was my textbook for a digital filmmaking class. I pick it up all the time. Feb 27, Mike Aryan rated it it was amazing. Oct 22, James Caterino rated it it was amazing Shelves: I love the art of cinematograpy.
In another universe I am a director.
Superbly organized with eye catching graphs and pictures, this comprehensive book is loaded with tons of fascinating and useful information. 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.
The comparisons between film and video are also well done and help explain why despite the digital mania and the HD 24FPS advances, most cinem I love the art of cinematograpy. The comparisons between film and video are also well done and help explain why despite the digital mania and the HD 24FPS advances, most cinematographers still prefer to shoot on film and why projects originated on film still look better. This book might be a bit dry in parts and too technically oriented for non-film school types.
But almost anyone with even a casual interest in cinematography will find something to like and learn from in this page cinematography bible. Jan 24, Patrick rated it liked it. This book provides a broad overview of the technical aspects of cinematography, and it seems to be reliable, but it needs to be edited.
Often the same information is repeated two or more times in one paragraph or series of pages, cinwmatography sometimes it is phrased differently enough, or far enough after the initial statement, to make one wonder cinnematography they are intended to describe the same thing or different cases entirely. In addition, references in the text to diagrams or pictures sometimes use the This book provides a broad overview of the technical aspects of cinematography, cinematogarphy it seems to be reliable, but it needs to be edited.
In addition, references in the text to diagrams or pictures sometimes use the wrong identifying number.
Lastly, while I wasn’t looking for some stylistic masterpiece, the writing is pretty dull. On the whole, the book is much more tedious and confusing than it should be. Jan 20, Vanessa rated it liked it Shelves: 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. Jan 08, Harry Pray IV rated it really liked cinenatography. Very good, informative book on the subject.
Read the whole thing in Barnes and Noble one day. Dec 03, Marty rated it really liked it. If I had found this book before going bain film school, I think I would have second guessed whether or not I needed to go. It is all encompassing and should have been a text book for my classes. May 27, Santanu Roy rated it really liked cunematography. May 01, Danny rated it it was amazing. Virtually everything you need technically.
Nov 15, Kenneth rated it really liked it. A classic text to educate the mind on lighting possibilities for both film and everyday photography. The best book on cinematography I’ve read. Full of different aspects on the craft, cinmatography with details, tips and examples. Really awesome book on the various duties of the DP! Mar 18, Johnnyboy rated it really liked it Shelves: Abdulrahman Khawj bllain it it was amazing Apr 07, Moh Wei rated it liked it Apr 06, Mateo Padula rated it it was amazing Feb 18, Elseddic Aggadi rated it browj was ok Feb 19, Nandan Babu C rated it it was amazing Nov 19, Rohit rated it it was amazing Mar 19, Sidney rated it it was amazing Feb 03, Robert Rodriguez rated it liked cinematkgraphy Jun 25, Amanda Solis rated it liked it Jan 22, Jason Gorman rated it really liked it Feb 26, Carlitos Caprioli rated it really liked it Mar 11, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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