FilmCraft: Cinematography

FilmCraft: Cinematography

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Part of Ilex's groundbreaking series on moviemaking, this book offers an unparalleled insight into the art of cinematography through in-depth interviews with a host of the most distinguished practitioners of their field, as well as features on notable cinematographers of the past. As chief collaborators with the directors on a film, cinematographers are artistic masters in their own right, composing the lighting and framing of each shot. In "Cinematography" sixteen of the world's greatest painters of light share their insights, anecdotes and technical achievements through a series of exclusive interviews. Fascinating for both film-fans and practitioners, this book is the perfect companion for anyone who wants to stand on the other side of the camera, with some of the greatest film artists of our time. This title: includes insights and technical advice given in exclusive interviews with some of the world's top cinematographers; features sumptuous film stills, as well as visual material from the contributor's personal archives; and is provided with special features of the legacies of the greatest 20th-century cinematographers, including Raoul Coutard, Freddie Young and Sven more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 234 x 254 x 14mm | 780.17g
  • Octopus Publishing Group
  • Ilex
  • Lewes, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 300 colour illustrations
  • 1907579532
  • 9781907579530
  • 206,243

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""Film Craft: Cinematography", "does a spectacular job at giving an inside look at some of the professionals, wonderful insights, and bits of biographical information on some film greats. The reader does not have to have a passion for film to appreciate this book, if they are involved in film in any aspect; this book is just some icing on a great cake."--Impulsegamer" "FilmCraft is a new series from Focal Press that deconstructs the art of cinema by studying it from the inside. Each volume in the collection focuses on a different aspect of film production by gathering interviews with master craftsmen, who are able to relay a lifetime of experience in a series of intimate and informal conversations. The first two installments, "Editing "(Justin Chang) and "Cinematography" (Mike Goodridge and Tim Grierson), set a high bar for future volumes and are easily recommended sources of information and understanding "Editing" and "Cinematography" are both highly recommended reading for anyone who enjoys movies and has an interest in learning more about the process. There is nothing here that feels like a textbook, but the insight provided within can be held up against any film school lecture and benefits from offering the views of more than a dozen teachers. Take my advice and pick up these books immediately." "This book isn't really here to be a how to guide but rather a look into the world of the people behind the camera and what all goes into the choices they make on a daily basis. There is plenty to learn from what they say but if you're looking for someone to tell you what to do you are reading the wrong book. The best thing that this book teaches is that each and every film you may work on is going to be different and you will have to adjust to fit the needs of the story being told. If you aren't a filmmaker then you will be taught to be more attentive to what the film is showing you and why. It's not just about pointing the camera at actors andshow more

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