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#1 Liam Howlett

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 04:23 PM

I would like to start a thread that hopefully can stand as a guide in the future for anybody who loves and is interested in this craft as anyone who posts on this forum.

Let's compile a list of books that are an imperative to read in order to grasp, or further understand some of the craft. And yes, please withdraw your comments that include anything that has "on-set experience is better than a book" or any variation of that phrase. It is common knowledge that "practice makes perfect" but I'd like to focus on reading material and theory here too.

So I'll begin with the classic and most obvious one.
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#2 Patrick Kaplin

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 05:06 PM

Both of these books are great.

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Reflections: 21 Cinematographers at Work

One of my favourite books. Has detailed lighting diagrams of lighting workshops, plus lots of personal anecdotes and tips and tricks from some of the best cinematographers.

and

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Painting with Light


Great read, again, full of lots of tips and tricks.

Available as a package from theasc.com for $75.
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#3 Kemalettin Sert

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 01:06 PM

if money is not problem for you try this one
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#4 Mei Lewis

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 03:54 PM

Why is that Storaro thing so expensive?
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#5 Trevor Swaim

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 06:29 PM

Why is that Storaro thing so expensive?

Limited edition, signed by the man himself.
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#6 David Bowsky

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 07:20 PM

Limited edition, signed by the man himself.


Yup.

And generally speaking out of print in regular editions. If found they can be pretty spendy. Sort of like this one:

http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/0240802004

Great for reading and for reference.
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#7 Mei Lewis

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 03:51 AM

Limited edition, signed by the man himself.


So they figured not many people would be interested in what he had to say, but those that were could/would be willing to get very spendy to hear it?
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#8 Karel Bata

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 07:01 AM

That's ridiculous.

Here's a good one:

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#9 Will Earl

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 09:51 AM

Odd, I remember there already being a recommended reading list for...

Oh wait, here it is... http://www.cinematog...?showtopic=4523
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#10 Liam Howlett

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 07:26 PM

Odd, I remember there already being a recommended reading list for...

Oh wait, here it is... http://www.cinematog...?showtopic=4523


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Rig Wheels Passport

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Quantum Music Works

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

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Willys Widgets

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