recommended book's for student cinematographer
Posted 02 March 2008 - 11:03 PM
Posted 03 March 2008 - 03:17 AM
Reflections by Benjamin Bergery
This has diagrams and in depth descriptions of lighting setups by some amazing cinematographers.
Film Lighting by Kris Malkiewicz
Cinematography by Kris Malkiewicz and M. David Mullen
Set Lighting Technicians Handbook by Harry C. Box
The Grip Book by Michael Uva
The Camera Assistant by Douglas Hart
The Negative by Ansel Adams (It's a still photography book, but incredibly useful for understanding how to expose film, lighting, filtration, push and pull processing. It has a great chapter on the Zone System)
The Visual Story by Bruce Block
Posted 03 March 2008 - 10:30 AM
Posted 03 March 2008 - 10:41 AM
What are some book's than a student cinematographer would need to read.I am looking to buy a book. thanks
check out the recommended books section here at the bottom of the sub-forum list. Also search for book recommendations, it has really been brought up quite often.
Posted 03 March 2008 - 12:33 PM
Posted 19 March 2008 - 07:26 AM
Film Directing Shot by Shot offers a good introduction to the rudiments of film production. Steven D. Katz walks his readers through the various stages of moviemaking, advising them at every turn to visualize the films they wish to produce. Katz believes that one of the chief tasks of filmmaking is to negotiate between our three-dimensional reality and the two-dimensionality of the screen. He covers the number of technical options filmmakers can use to create a satisfying flow of shots, a continuity that will make sense to viewers and aptly tell the film's story. Katz provides in-depth coverage of production design, storyboarding, spatial connections, editing, scene staging, depth of frame, camera angles, point of view, and the various types of stable compositions and moving camera shots.
Definitely a good book to consult when constructing your movie in pre-production.