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#1 Tyler Leisher

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 10:55 PM

I'm building up my library of film books, so I'm looking for what books film schools list as "Required reading" as it were.

If you went to film school, or have a list of books required by the film school, let me know what those books are and what courses they are for.

I know theres a list of books (and a pinned thread) on this forum, but I'm looking at books for directing/producing/editing/etc not just cinematography.

I'm really interested in the books that the USC Film School uses.

Edited by Tyler Leisher, 14 August 2008 - 10:58 PM.

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#2 Steve McBride

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 07:55 PM

Call up the USC bookstore and ask what their big sellers for film books are. Or email one of the professors there and ask what books would be good to have for an upcoming student there, even if you aren't going there a professor will be more willing to help you out if they think they'll be getting your money, haha.
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#3 Tim Wu

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 10:15 PM

"Cinematography" by Kris Malkiewicz and David Mullen
"Cinematography: Theory and Practice" by Blain Brown

Those two are very solid books on cinematography. They're required reading for my camera classes at NYU.
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