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#1 david romberg

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 11:22 PM

what do you guys think about the American Cinematographer Manual...

anybody own it?
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#2 Patrick Cooper

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 07:32 AM

I have a 1960s edition of the AC manual and it is extremely comprehensive. Just about everything you are looking for in regards to cinematography will be in there - dof tables for different lenses, exposure compensation for high speed photography etc. And since most of the cameras that I use and plan to use in the future were made during the 60s and 70s, this particular edition is very handy in covering details about such equipment! However, there is nothing about telecine in this edition though I assume that later editions would cover that topic.
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#3 Bill Totolo

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 07:54 AM

I was actually referencing the 8th edition last night. I don't go to it often but glad it's there when I need it.
Valuable resource.
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#4 Chris Keth

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 08:01 PM

Everyone I know refers to it (only half jokingly) as the Bible. That should give you an idea of its usefulness. On the other hand, I doubt if it's something a director needs as opposed to a DP or an AC
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#5 Martin Yernazian

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 12:52 PM

I bought the 9 edition a month ago
Boy I can't put it down so much info.... so much stuff that you can adapt to your own workflow and make it eaiser

Great buy
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#6 Chris Keth

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 01:13 PM

I bought the 9 edition a month ago
Boy I can't put it down so much info.... so much stuff that you can adapt to your own workflow and make it eaiser

Great buy


Yep. It's $90 (or so as I remember) for a fortune of information.
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#7 Martin Yernazian

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 07:31 PM

I got it for 60 bucks of amazon
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#8 Chris Keth

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 07:51 PM

I got it for 60 bucks of amazon


There you go. I was given mine so I was cloudy on the details
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#9 Ernest Cahl

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 01:10 PM

i bought the 9 the edition few monthes ago , since it travels with me in trains and flights ,
it s much more than a Bible .,

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#10 Xavier Plaza

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 11:11 AM

A bought a year ago, i guess 90 bucks.., any why if you are or you want to be a cinematographer that's the best shop you can make, but if you're a director there are a lot stuff to read, and for me is my Byble...
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#11 Xavier Plaza

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 12:23 PM

sorry about my bad english, what i wanted to say was:

A bought a year ago, i guess 90 bucks.., anyway if you are or you want to be a cinematographer that's the best shop you can make, but if you're a director there are a lot stuff to read, and for me is my Bible...
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