Posted 23 May 2006 - 01:10 AM
also i would prefer ones that deal specifically with film
Posted 23 May 2006 - 05:41 PM
Make sure you spend more time making shooting film than reading them! good luck!
Posted 24 May 2006 - 11:05 AM
information from great cinematographers and gaffers on everything.
Posted 24 May 2006 - 07:09 PM
My favorite to begin with is certainely Motion Picture and Video Lighting by Blain Brown.
You have all the basics and also some lighting situation where the author explain how to handle them with some drawing and explanation.
Posted 28 May 2006 - 04:15 AM
I also think Cinematography by Blain Brown is really great - covers alot of different aspects of cinematography, conceptual as well as technical. I also invested in "The Set Lighting technicians handbook" I think it's invaluable as a guide to learn about different types of lighting/diffusion/supports availible and their characteristics, I keep it close by when I'm concieving ideas for a new project and have been trying out as many different types of lights and light sources as I can.
Posted 29 May 2006 - 12:22 AM
Posted 30 May 2006 - 01:42 AM
"The Book of Movie Photography" by David Cheshire, published by Knopf, N.Y., 1987 - covers all film fomats, Regular 8, Super 8, 16 and 35. Targeting beginning filmmakers in the immediate pre-video era, very nice. Look for it used.
For pure inspiration you should read "Rebel without a Crew" by Robert Rodriguez (published by Penguin in 1996, but still to be found sitting on the shelf at your favorite coffeshop/bookstore!), which is an autobiographical account of the making of "El Mariachi". Gut-wrenching indie blood, sweat and tears filmmaking at its finest.