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Citizen Kane: Crash Course in CinematograhyCitizen Kane: Crash Course in Cinematograhy
David Worth
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 3.0Digital Moviemaking 3.0

Scott Billups
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 FantasticFilming the Fantastic

Mark Sawicki
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 FilmmakingPractical DV Filmmaking

Second Edition
Russell Evans
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 Hollywood24P: 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.

HDV FilmmakingHDV Filmmaking
Chad Fahs
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.

Practical CinematographyPractical Cinematography
Paul Wheeler
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.

Third Edition
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.

New CinematographersNew Cinematographers
Alexander Ballinger
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 documents complete this stunning package. Softcover, 192 pp. $49.95.

American Cinematographer ManualAmerican Cinematographer Manual
9th Edition
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 no cinematographer 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 more. Hardcover, 887 pp. $139.95.

Writing With LightWriting With Light
Part 1: The Light
Vitorio Storaro
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 ProductionTeaching 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 CinematographyMaking 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 CinematographyHigh Definition and 24P Cinematography
Paul Wheeler
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 VideoA Beginner's Guide to Digital Video
Peter Wells
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 HandbookThe Essential Digital Video Handbook
Pete May
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.

Video DemystifiedVideo Demystified:
A Handbook For The Digital Engineer

Third Edition
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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Technical Film & TV for Non-Technical People
Drew Campbell
With 15 chapters on every aspect of technical film & tv, Campbell covers the basics - including a listing of film terms - in an easy-to-comprehend, light-hearted manner. An ample amount of illustrations help to clarify terms and concepts. Softcover, $32.95.

DVCAMDVCAM: A Practical Guide to The Professional System
This user-friendly text is for anyone who wants to learn more about Sony DVCAM, to determine what equipment to use, how various models compare, and how to use each of them. The hands-on approach will benefit all readers, from professionals to students to news crews. Softcover, $40.95.

Understanding Digital Cinema: A Professional HandbookUnderstanding Digital Cinema: A Professional Handbook
Charles S. Swartz
This textbook is a comprehensive resource on all aspects of finishing, distributing, and displaying film digitally. For technical professionals as well as non-technical decision makers, the book is a detailed exploration of every component of the process, from mastering to theatre management. Hardcover, $98.95.

The Visual StoryThe Visual Story
Bruce A Block
The Visual Story offers students and professionals in cinematography, production design, directing and screenwriting a clear view of the relationship between the story/script structure and the visual structure of a film or video. An understanding the visual components will serve as the guide in the selection of locations, set dressing, props, wardrobe, lenses, camera positions, lighting, actor staging, and editorial choices. $44.99.

Professional Cameraman's Handbook
The Fourth Edition
Sylvia E Carlson
Verne Carlson
This 1993 edition of an all-time best-seller is completely revised and updated and details the components and step-by-step use of over forty of the most widely used film cameras. Significant new topics include time code and time code slates, video assist, and the Steadicam film stabilizing system. Among a few of the new camera systems are the Aaton 16mm; Arriflex 535, 35-3, 35-BL3 and -BL4, and 16BL; Fries 35R3; and the all new Panavision Panaflex 35mm and 16mm. The book teaches basic film camera procedures and troubleshooting techniques. It also looks at all the components, accessories (including lenses), and support systems. $98.95.

The Camera Assistant's ManualThe Camera Assistant's Manual
Third Edition
David E Elkins
The Camera Assistant's Manual, Third Edition is a nuts and bolts guide offering beginning camera assistants and film students information on all aspects of this unique position within the film industry--from cinematography basics to interviewing for the job. It provides complete descriptions of all aspects of the First and Second Assistant Cameraman positions, as well as complete sections on tips for the First and Second Assistant. This new edition also features an expanded camera section, which lists and illustrates the new cameras, as well as specialized camera and lens accessories. A chapter outlining the positions within the camera department will help beginners make informed decisions and understand the various responsibilities and duties department members perform. Numerous examples of the types of problems the camera assistant may encounter help readers develop problem-solving skills. Heavily illustrated and loaded with useful checklists, tables, and sample forms, The Camera Assistant's Manual, Third Edition is a must for every camera assistant's ditty bag or tool kit. $65.95.

SteadicamSteadicam: Techniques and Aesthetics
Serena Ferrara
The Steadicam has freed-up the camera operator to follow a film's movement, wherever it is happening. Serena Ferrara explains the principles by which the Steadicam is operated and the impact it has on filmmaking, including the effects it can produce on screen, on a film's narrative, on its audience, and on the director's creativity. $62.95.

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Video Production HandbookVideo Production Handbook
Third Edition
Gerald Millerson
This practical sourcebook has been specially prepared to give you an at-a-glance guide to quality video program-making on a modest budget. Emphasis throughout is on excellence with economy; whether you are working alone or with a small multi-camera group. The well-tried techniques detailed here will steer you through the hazards of production, helping you to avoid those frustrating, time-wasting problems, and to create an effective video program. $57.95.

Digital FilmmakingDigital Filmmaking: The Changing Art
and Craft of Making Motion Pictures
Second Edition
Thomas A Ohanian and Michael E Phillips
Digital Filmmaking has been called the bible for professional filmmakers in the digital age. It details all of the procedural, creative, and technical aspects of pre-production, production, and post-production within a digital filmmaking environment. It examines the new digital methods and techniques that are redefining the filmmaking process, and how the evolution into digital filmmaking can be used to achieve greater creative flexibility as well as cost and time savings. $82.95.

Hands On Manual for CinematographersHands-on Manual for Cinematographers
Second Edition
David Samuelson
The Hands On Manual for Cinematographers contains a wealth of information, theory, diagrams and tables on all aspects of cinematography. Widely recognised as the "Cinematographer's Bible" the book is organised in a unique manner for easy reference on location, and remains an essential component of the cameraman's box. $85.95.

Grammar of the ShotGrammar of the Shot

Roy Thompson
Grammar of the Shot is a manual for those who are about to embark on a career in shooting pictures. It is aimed at the novice, concentrating purely on the principles of shooting - still the best way to tell a visual story. $49.95.

Basic Betacam CameraworkBasic Betacam Camerawork
Third Edition
Peter Ward
Basic Betacam Camerawork offers a complete introduction to both the analogue and digital beta camera formats: Betacam, Digital Beta, Betacam SX and DV & DVCAM. Step-by-step instructions are given covering everything from pre-recording checklists, to technical camera specifications, instruction on exposure and lighting, composition, editing and sound and techniques for different programme styles. $47.95.

The Art of Digital VideoArt of Digital Video
Third Edition
John Watkinson
Art of Digital Video is an acclaimed industry 'bible'. It is used as a standard professional reference work and written by the leading expert in the field, international consultant, John Watkinson. As the worlds of film, digital imaging and computing converge constant re-skilling within these industries is vital; John Watkinson's third edition of Art of Digital Video addresses this need. $131.95

Digital CinematographyDigital Cinematography

Paul Wheeler
High end digital cinematography can truly challenge the film camera in many of the technical, artistic and emotional aspects of what we think of as 'cinematography'. This book is a guide for practising and aspiring cinematographers and DOPs to digital cinematography essentials - from how to use the cameras to the rapidly emerging world of High Definition cinematography and 24p technology. $57.99.

Digital Compositing for Film and Video
Steve Wright
Digital Compositing for Film and Video
is a hands-on, practical how-to guide addressing the problems and difficult choices faced by the professional compositor in real-life situations. It presents techniques, tricks, and solutions for dealing with badly shot elements, coloration artifacts, and mismatched lighting that bedevil actual compositors working on real shots. Readers are offered in-depth practical methods for matte extraction, despill procedures, compositing operations, and color correction - the "meat and potatoes" of all digital effects. $82.95.

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