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  • ISBN: 9780240803630
  • ISBN10: 0240803639

Professional Cinematography for Directors

by Blain Brown

  • List Price: $34.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Publish date: 12/01/2002
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Professional Cinematography for Directors helps directors and cinematographers interact knowledgeably and effectively. While covering all aspects of cinematography, this book focuses primarily on those elements of the craft that the director needs to know, such as camera movement, frame and lens selection, the language of lighting, and other aspects of a film's "look" that require creative decision making on the part of the director. It is up to the cinematographer to understand and execute these ideas. Professional Cinematography for Directors treats the technical aspects of cinematography within the context of achieving particular aesthetic creative goals.Professional Cinematography for Directors presents the basics and beyond, employing clear explanations of standard practice together with substantial illustrations, diagrams and anecdotes to reveal the real world of film production. It includes interviews with prominent directors, cinematographers and film teachers to supplement the text, along with photographs which show how they actually do their job and run the set.The professional knows when to break the rules, and this book discusses many examples of fresh ideas and experiments in cinematography. It discusses the latest information on the film/digital interface, new formats, the latest cranes and camera support and other equipment, never ignoring the older tried and true methods. Professional Cinematography for Directors is illustrated with examp
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