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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  116 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Since its initial publication in 1973, "Cinematography" has become the standard guidebook on filmmaking techniques that emphasizes the cameraman's craft. Now completely revised and updated, it clearly and concisely covers what today's filmmaker needs to know about camera structure and operation, lenses, film stocks, filters, lighting and light measuring, and accessory equi ...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 224 pages
Published February 24th 1989 by Touchstone (first published 1989)
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Jonathan Wanzer
Apr 06, 2014 Jonathan Wanzer rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: young/new filmmakers
Well written, thought out, and organized. It appears that the primary target audience for this book is film school hopefuls or those seeking to skip film school and go straight into production. While it is also targeted to those wishing to shoot actual film, there is a lot of general information that would be useful for an aspiring shooter or an aspiring director/producer wanting to know a bit more about the mysterious Director of Cinematography or cinematography itself. The book covers 16mm and ...more
Harsh Trivedi
Jun 12, 2015 Harsh Trivedi is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
work improovment
Creative Wool Media
HDSLR films are not covered, at least not in the version I'd read, but this book is a great for those interested in Cinematography.
The best basic cinematography text I've come across, very clear and straightforward.
This is geared to the professional filmmaker, but I gleaned a few ideas from it.
Harry Pray IV
Needed updating...then it got it...but I still have the old one.
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