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Cinematography Books for Starting Out?
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Posted 05 February 2014 - 07:05 PM
I think over the course of the past year I've managed to learn the very basics of cinematography. I feel I could definitely talk and understand a professional cinematographer, should the occasion arise in the near future. In my next project, which will be my first feature, I've decided to hire a cinematographer, knowing I will make mistakes. I've mainly learned from David Mullen , Roger Deakins, and the American Cinematographer's manual. Also, 'The 5Cs of Cinematography' really helps you understand the fluidity of camera movements, which is something I struggled with in my first short, and where the cut should be, which is very important.
Posted 17 November 2014 - 09:30 AM
I would like to give my contribution to this discussion by telling you I bought some of the books, who were advise on page one and so far I'm not disappointed at all.
Right now I'm reading So you want to be a Cinematographer? Life Behind a Lens by Austin F. Scmidt. And Honestly my only regret is to not have read this book when I was 20 years old. By the way the forum is mentioned in the book
So for those of you who dream to pursue a career as a Cinematographer I advise you to read this book first.
Posted 23 November 2014 - 05:07 PM
There is also my new book
"Lighting for Cinematography: A practical guide to the art and craft of lighting for the moving image." from Bloomsbury Press, which has been getting good reviews on Amazon.
or from my website http://www.lightingf...matography.com/
Of course there's the ASC book "Reflections" by Benjamin Bergery and the Focal Press book" Cinematography" by Mike Goodridge & Tim Grierson - both excellent resources.
Edited by David Landau, 23 November 2014 - 05:09 PM.
Posted 21 October 2015 - 02:43 PM
I put ASC in Google, got Ammunition Storage Components. Whoops a daisy!
Posted 08 December 2016 - 03:26 PM
Not many people know about this one. This was a book that I randomly found, and is definitely outdated, but incredible technical if you're into that:
Also, some other oldies but goodies: