Citizen Kane: Crash Course in Cinematograhy
This book is like eavesdropping on a conversation with the cinematic wonder boy Orson Welles and legendary cinematographer Gregg Toland. Guaranteed to provoke controversy as it instructs and entertains, this "graphic textbook" deftly merges a fictionalized account of an Orson Welles and Greg Toland brainstorming weekend in Hollywood with the ABC's of Cinematography. Softcover, 120 pp. $23.95.
Digital Moviemaking 3.0
If you want another beginner's book about "how to make a movie," don't waste your time here. This totally revised and updated 3rd edition is geared to professionally minded film and videomakers who are stone-cold serious about their careers. Digital industry pioneer Scott Billups not only "talks the talk," but is out there on the cutting edge doing it first. Take his no-nonsense skinny and start producing results. Softcover, 216 pp. $28.95.
Filming the Fantastic
This full-colour, step-by-step guide to visual effects cinematography empowers you to plan out and execute visual effects shots on a budget, without falling into the common pitfall of using high-end computer graphics to "fix it in post." Learn how to effectively photograph foreground miniatures, matte paintings, crowd replication, explosions, and so much more to create elements that will composite together flawlessly. Softcover, 294 pp. $46.50.
Practical DV Filmmaking
This book provides a state-of-the-art guide to the process of making a film with
low-cost digital equipment: from development through to production, post-production,
and distribution. In addition to technical matters, this book puts special emphasis
on filmmaking principals and how they can be applied towards developing a unique
cinematic style. This volume is made complete by instructions to 15 hands-on
projects, over 80 high quality film stills, and up-to-date information on the
most recent advances in DV technology. Softcover, 406 pp. $38.50.
24P: Make Your Digital Movies Look Like Hollywood
Pete Shaner & Gerald Everett Jones
The digital movie mode 24P has been designed to approximate the look
and feel of motion pictures shot on film. However achieving a "film-look" involves
more than just flipping a switch on your camera. In 24P the authors
share the secrets of Hollywood style production, so you can give
your movie a
truly polished, commercial look.
Softcover, 224 pp. $39.99.
As one of the first books on the subject of HDV, this useful reference will take
you through the entire spectrum of HDV production and post-production, from choosing
a high-definition video format and an HDV camcorder, to acquiring and editing
HDV, to working with advanced HDV effects and delivering your finished product.
Softcover, 470 pp. $66.95.
Filmmaking is an art, but, like so many art forms, there are basic underlying
tools and techniques and a body of theoretical knowledge that must be understood
and mastered before artistic expression can flourish. Practical Cinematography is
a book that can be dipped into for quick reference, or read cover to cover to
gain an overview of the process. Paul Wheeler has created an invaluable resource
for any aspiring Director of Photography. Softcover, 205 pp. $46.95.
Kris Malkiewicz & M. David Mullen
Since its initial publication in 1973, Cinematography has become the guidebook
for filmmakers. Based on their combined fifty years in the film and
television industry, authors Kris Malkiewicz and M. David Mullen
lay clear and concise
groundwork for basic film techniques, focusing squarely on the cameraman's
craft. Readers will then learn step-by-step how to master more advanced
techniques in postproduction, digital editing, and overall film production.
Softcover, 260 pp. $34.50.
Five of this generation's most important cinematographers -- Lance Accord,
Jean-Ives Escoffier, Darius Khondji, John Mathieson, and Seamus McGarvey
-- are profiled in this beautifully designed volume. In interviews,
these consummate filmmakers reveal exactly how individual scenes
were shot, what
lighting and other equipment were used, and how certain effects were
acheived. Stills, storyboards, sketches, and a variety of other visual
complete this stunning package.
Softcover, 192 pp. $49.95.
American Cinematographer Manual
Stephen H. Burum
Overflowing with technical data and creative advise -- yet small enough
to fit in a jacket pocket -- this is the bible, the perennial classic that
or camera assistant can afford to be without. Now in its ninth edition, the American
Cinematographer Manual is the final word on cameras, film stocks, lenses,
formats, lighting, special effects, the latest in digital imaging, and so much
887 pp. $139.95.
Writing With Light
Part 1: The Light
Long heralded for his sumptuous visual tableaux in films such as The
Conformist, Apocalypse Now, Last Tango in Paris,
and Reds, veteran cameraman Vittorio Storaro conveys his unique
approach to cinematography in Writing With Light. Illustrated
cover-to-cover with glorious colour and black & white images, this decadent
limited edition belongs on the shelf of every serious cinephile. Hardcover,
310 pp. $160.00.
Teaching Digital Video Production
Pete Fraser & Barney Oram
This practical guide provides a detailed introduction to teaching
your students digital video production and establishes the basis for
a high standard of coursework for Film or Media Studies. The guide
demonstrates the importance of effective pre-production, gives advice
on recent developments in digital video production and how practical
work can be used to engage with key aspects of the media or film studies
curriculum, with accessible reference to recent educational research.
Softcover, 82 pp. $37.95.
Making Pictures: A Century of European Cinematography
Revel in the extraordinary beauty of cinema's most remarkable
images in this stunning tribute to one-hundred years of European
cinematography. In addition to a comprehensive historical analysis
of the cinematographer's art, this unique volume also includes 100
incisive analyses of key films in the evolution of film technology
and visual expression. A wonderous book, Making Pictures is
illustrated cover-to-cover with over 500 photographs, both in colour
and black & white. Hardcover, 481 pp. $100.
High Definition and 24P Cinematography
This authoritative new reference demystifies the technologies
of high definition and 24P cinematography. While a thorough and logical
description of the five scanning formats and recording formats, editing
options and the potentials of delivery is given, the financial implications
of these choices are also discussed. Directors of photography, producers,
directors, and camera crews will find this to be the definitive book
on its subject. Softcover, 209 pp. $52.95.
A Beginner's Guide to Digital Video
This book lifts the lid on DV technology and its potential. It
demystifies the jargon and cuts through technical hype, keeping its
sights firmly fixed on the actual task of making a movie. Digital
video production is addressed in a linear manner, taking the reader
from initial concept to final production: from shooting, through
editing, to finding an audience. Softcover, 144 pp. $29.95.
The Essential Digital Video Handbook
If you've ever wanted to master the art of videography, then
this is the ideal book for you. The Essential Digital Video Handbook will
walk you through every step of the process, from buying the right
equipment, to editing your footage. Author Pete May's sound advice
and no-nonsense approach will help you achieve results that will
impress your audience whether they're gathered in the family room
or the corporate boardroom. Softcover, 191 pp. $44.00.
A Handbook For The Digital Engineer
by Keith Jack
This excellent textbook includes hundreds of black and white diagrams, accompanying
the easy-to read text. Topics range from an introduction to analog vs. digital
to an overview of NTSC, PAL and SECAM formats, to digital television. Perfect
for beginners. Includes 2 CD-ROMs with design tools a fully searchable e-Book
version of the text Softcover, $115.95.
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