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 theoty Ralph W. Description There’s more to being a DP than holding a light meter! Shallow rehashing of old mindless stereotypes.

Langford’s Basic Photography Anna Fox. In addition, directors will benefit from the book’s focus on the body of knowledge they should share with their Director of Photography. The Visual Story Bruce A.

In addition, references in the text to diagrams or pictures sometimes use the wrong identifying number. Visual language Visual storytelling Continuity and coverage Cameras and digital sensors Exposure techniques for film and video Color in-depth Understanding digital images Waveform monitors, vectorscopes, and test charts Using linear, gamma, and log encoded video Image control and grading on the set The tools and basics of film lighting ASC-CDL, ACES and other new methods Optics and focus Camera movement Set operations Green screen, high speed and other topics.

He began in New York as a commercial still photographer before starting in the film business. No other text I know of stresses this to this extent.

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Other books in this series. As a Director of Photography specializing in features and commercials, he is now based in Los Angeles. Feb 27, Mike Aryan rated it hheory was amazing.


Moh Wei rated it cinemarography it Apr 06, While some aspects of cinematoraphy language, lighting and color are eternal, shooting methods, workflow cinrmatography cameras have changed radically. Read the whole thing in Barnes and Noble one day. Elseddic Aggadi rated it it was ok Feb 19, The Best Books of Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x brwn 1, After working as a gaffer, be became a cinematographer doing primarily commercials and music videos.

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 ans as a cinematographer, director, writer, and producer.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. So after a few months of studying film in all its glory, it was a little easier to get through it.

He has also taught courses in storytelling and visual communication. Very informative, but feel free to jump around if you have a background in still photography. Often the same information is repeated two or more times in one paragraph or series of pages, and sometimes it is phrased differently enough, or far enough after the initial statement, to make one wonder whether they are intended to describe the same thing or different cases entirely.

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 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.


Learning these languages and tehory is a never-ending and pratcice fascinating life-long study. 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. A DVD and website with hours of video, demonstrating techniques and taking the reader behind the scenes on a professional shoot.

I have browm this book in some of my tutorials on video editing which relates nicely. 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.

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

My only problem with this book were the numerous typos and grammatical errors in almost every chapter. Dance Music Manual Rick Snoman. Really awesome book on the various duties of the DP!

You get almost thumbnail size photos for a lot of the pictures. User Review – Flag as inappropriate I reccomend this. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Account Options Sign in. May 01, Danny rated it it was amazing.