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#21 Tim Tyler

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 01:22 PM

The new ASC Manual 10th Edition (September 2013)

 

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#22 joshua gallegos

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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. 


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#23 Axel Morin

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 09:30 AM

Hello, 

 

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.

 

Regards


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#24 David Landau

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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.

http://www.amazon.co... cinematography

 

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.


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#25 David Edward Keen

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 02:43 PM

I put ASC in Google, got Ammunition Storage Components. Whoops a daisy!
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#26 David Edward Keen

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 07:03 AM

waitin for my first year subscription to AC woohoo!  :ph34r:


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#27 Jacob Mitchell

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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:

Principles of Cinematography: A Handbook of Motion Picture Technology [Book]

 

Also, some other oldies but goodies: 

 

More Contemporary Cinematographers on Their Art

 

Masters of Light: Conversations with Contemporary Cinematographers

 

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