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Cinematography Theory and Practice Second Edition Blain Brown

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  • Author: Blain Brown
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press: 2011
  • ISBN: 9780240812090

Cinematography and Practice by Blain Brown is a Lavishly produced and illustrated book that covers the entire range of the profession. The book is not just a comprehensive guide to current professional practice; it goes beyond to explain the theory behind the practice, so you understand how the rules came about and when it's appropriate to break them. In addition, directors will benefit from the book's focus on the body of knowledge they should share with their Director of Photography.

Cinematography presents the basics and beyond, employing clear explanations of standard practice together with substantial illustrations and diagrams to reveal the real world of film production. Recognizing that professionals know when to break the rules and when to abide by them, this book discusses many examples of fresh ideas and experiments in cinematography. Covering the most up-to-date information on the film/digital interface, new formats, the latest cranes and camera support and other equipment, it also illustrates the older tried and true methods.

  • The definitive guide to cinematography
  • Up-to-date coverage of technical topics, including High Definition and digital imaging
  • Full color throughout brings issues of color and light to life

Topics include:

  • Concepts of filmmaking
  • Language of the lens
  • Cinematic Continuity
  • Lighting for film, digital, and HD
  • Exposure
  • HD Cinematography and shooting
  • Shooting in HD and 3D
  • Image Control and filters
  • Bleach bypass process
  • Lighting as storytelling
  • Shooting special effects
  • Set procedures and other issues

Contents: Filmspace; Visual Language; Lens Language; Camera Dynamics; Cinematic Continuity; Exposure; Color Theory; The Tools of Lighting; Lighting as Storytelling; Controlling Color; Optics; Filters; Video and High Definition; Image; Set Operations; Professional Formats

  • Trim: 7in x 10in
  • Publication Date: October 23, 2002
  • Format: Book - Paperback
  • Pages: 303
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