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#1 jacob thomas

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 11:57 PM

I've been reading the Joseph Mascelli's Five C's of Cinematography (it's fantastic although perhaps more for directors than cinematographers).

On the cover it says:

"one of the three most important books on cinematic technique ever published -- American Cinematographer"


I've searched through the book for the other two "most important books" but can't find anything.

Does anyone know what the three "most important books on cinematic technique ever published" are?

I'm guessing: Five C's of Cinematography; The ASC Manual and ????
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#2 Jan Weis

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 06:11 PM

I've been reading the Joseph Mascelli's Five C's of Cinematography (it's fantastic although perhaps more for directors than cinematographers).

On the cover it says:
I've searched through the book for the other two "most important books" but can't find anything.

Does anyone know what the three "most important books on cinematic technique ever published" are?

I'm guessing: Five C's of Cinematography; The ASC Manual and ????



Personally I didnt like it at all, the book I'd like to recommend is called ''Cinematography'' which might be the third title youre looking for.

/Jan
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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 08:24 PM

They may be thinking of John Alton's "Painting with Light" as the other classic textbook of cinematography.
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#4 Brian Dzyak

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 09:20 PM

I'd say "What I Really Want to Do on set in Hollywood" but it's not out yet. :P
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#5 jacob thomas

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 08:58 PM

They may be thinking of John Alton's "Painting with Light" as the other classic textbook of cinematography.


Yes that was one of the books I thought it could be.

Thanks for the suggestions.
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