Cinematography

Cinematography

The essays in this volume introduce us to the visual conventions of the Hollywood style, explaining how these first arose and how they have subsequently been challenged by alternative aesthetics.

Author: Patrick Keating

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813563510

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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How does a film come to look the way it does? And what influence does the look of a film have on our reaction to it? The role of cinematography, as both a science and an art, is often forgotten in the chatter about acting, directing, and budgets. The successful cinematographer must have a keen creative eye, as well as expert knowledge about the constantly expanding array of new camera, film, and lighting technologies. Without these skills at a director’s disposal, most movies quickly fade from memory. Cinematography focuses on the highlights of this art and provides the first comprehensive overview of how the field has rapidly evolved, from the early silent film era to the digital imagery of today. The essays in this volume introduce us to the visual conventions of the Hollywood style, explaining how these first arose and how they have subsequently been challenged by alternative aesthetics. In order to frame this fascinating history, the contributors employ a series of questions about technology (how did new technology shape cinematography?), authorship (can a cinematographer develop styles and themes over the course of a career?), and classicism (how should cinematographers use new technology in light of past practice?). Taking us from the hand-cranked cameras of the silent era to the digital devices used today, the collection of original essays explores how the art of cinematography has been influenced not only by technological advances, but also by trends in the movie industry, from the rise of big-budget blockbusters to the spread of indie films. The book also reveals the people behind the camera, profiling numerous acclaimed cinematographers from James Wong Howe to Roger Deakins. Lavishly illustrated with over 50 indelible images from landmark films, Cinematography offers a provocative behind-the-scenes look at the profession and a stirring celebration of the art form. Anyone who reads this history will come away with a fresh eye for what appears on the screen because of what happens behind it.
Categories: Performing Arts

Practical Cinematography

Practical Cinematography

This book is an invaluable resource for all aspiring DoPs.

Author: Paul Wheeler

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781312377615

Category: Art

Page:

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Filmmaking is an art, but, like so many art forms, there are basic underlying tools and techniques and a body theoretical knowledge that must be understood and mastered before artistic expression can flourish. This book is an invaluable resource for all aspiring DoPs. Practical Cinematography can be dipped into for quick reference - perhaps to answer a specific question or deal with practical problems relating to a shoot - or read from cover to cover. It discusses the principles of cinematography and the expertise which is unique to the Director of Photography (DoP). It deals with all the basic theory such as color temperature and sensitometry, and all the practical things a DoP needs to know, from the make-up of the crew to how to prepare an equipment list.
Categories: Art

Cinematography

Cinematography

The Essential Guide to the Cameraman's Craft Since its initial publication in 1973, Cinematography has become the guidebook for filmmakers.

Author: Kris Malkiewicz

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN: 074326438X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 715

The Essential Guide to the Cameraman's Craft 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. This completely revised third edition, with more than 200 new illustrations, will provide a detailed look at: How expert camera operation can produce consistent, high-quality results How to choose film stocks for the appearance and style of the finished film How to measure light in studio and location shooting for the desired appearance How to coordinate visual and audio elements to produce high-quality sound tracks Whether the final product is a major motion picture, an independent film, or simply a home video, Cinematography can help any filmmaker translate his or her vision into a quality film.
Categories: Performing Arts

High Definition Cinematography

High Definition Cinematography

Filled with practical advice for tackling everyday decisions and choices, this is a necessity for you if you are using or considering using high definition technology.

Author: Paul Wheeler

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136054334

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 452

High definition is here to stay. HD changes the whole shooting and editing process in film and television production and this book is to satisfy your hunger for information. Whether you are a cinematographer, producer, or working in film/TV production, High Definition Cinematography, 2nd edition will demystitify the new technology, help you select the right cameras and equipment, and explain how high definition affects the shooting process and budgets. Filled with practical advice for tackling everyday decisions and choices, this is a necessity for you if you are using or considering using high definition technology.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Five C s of Cinematography

The Five C s of Cinematography

The Five C's of Cinematography is one of the three most important books on cinematic technique ever published -- American Cinematographer

Author: Joseph V. Mascelli

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131955481

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 251

View: 126

The Five C's of Cinematography is one of the three most important books on cinematic technique ever published -- American Cinematographer
Categories: Performing Arts

Introduction to Cinematography

Introduction to Cinematography

The book also teaches readers: To understand and develop the combination of skills and creativity involved in cinematography; Photographic principles and how they are applied to control focus exposure, motion blur, and image sharpness; To ...

Author: Tania Hoser

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315305295

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 396

View: 962

Introduction to Cinematography offers a practical, stage-by-stage guide to the creative and technical foundations of cinematography. Building from a skills-based approach focused on professional practice, cinematographer and author Tania Hoser provides a step-by-step introduction for both cinematographers and camera assistants to the techniques, processes, and procedures of working with cameras, lenses, and light. She provides hands-on insight into negotiating with production constraints and understanding the essentials of the image workflow from shot to distribution, on projects of any scope and budget. Richly illustrated, the book incorporates exercises and sample scripts throughout, exploring light, color, movement, ‘blocking’, and pacing scenes. The principles and techniques of shaping and controlling light are applied to working with natural light, film lamps, and, as with all areas of cinematography, to low budget alternatives. This makes Introduction to Cinematography the perfect newcomer’s guide to learning the skills of cinematography that enables seamless progression from exercises through to full feature shoots. Assessment rubrics provide a framework to measure progress as the reader’s ability to visually interpret scripts and enhance the director’s vision develops. The book also teaches readers: To understand and develop the combination of skills and creativity involved in cinematography; Photographic principles and how they are applied to control focus exposure, motion blur, and image sharpness; To identify the roles and skills of each member of the camera department, and how and when each are required during a shoot; The order and process of lighting on all scales of productions and the use and application of the four main types of lamps; How to use waveforms, false color, and zebras for monitoring light levels, and meters for guiding exposure choices; The principles of the color wheel, color palettes, and the psychological effects of color choices; How to shoot for different types of fiction and nonfiction/documentary films and how to apply these skills to other genres of TV and film production; Strategies for both starting and progressing your career within cinematography and the camera department. **Winner of 'Best new Textbook in Humanities and Media Arts' in the Taylor and Francis Editorial Awards 2018**
Categories: Performing Arts

Lighting for Cinematography

Lighting for Cinematography

"A how-to book on the art, craft and practice of lighting for film & video for students and filmmakers"--

Author: David Landau

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781628926927

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 776

A how-to book on the art, craft and practice of lighting for film & video for students and filmmakers.
Categories: Performing Arts

Digital Cinematography

Digital Cinematography

First published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: David Stump

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781136040412

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 459

View: 772

First published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Performing Arts

High Definition and 24P Cinematography

High Definition and 24P Cinematography

Filled with practical advice for tackling everyday decisions and choices, this is a must-have guide for anyone using or considering using high definition technology.

Author: Paul Wheeler

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136054570

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 184

This authoritative new reference demystifies the technologies of high definition and 24P cinematography. It is written for the director of photography, camera crew and producer or director and deals with the subject from their point of view. It provides a thorough and logical description of the five scanning formats 24P, 25P, 30P, 50i and 60i as well as recording formats, editing options, delivery potential and discussions on the financial implications theses decisions might have. It looks at comparative costs between different decisions surrounding camera formats, such as 16mm to 35mm shooting for different examples, such as a 100-minute low budget movie or 30 second commercial. There is also considerable discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of using HD versus film, seen from a producer's perspective and what the impact is on all those involved in making a movie. Different delivery systems and camera equipment are discussed as well as editing. Filled with practical advice for tackling everyday decisions and choices, this is a must-have guide for anyone using or considering using high definition technology.
Categories: Performing Arts

Transnational Cinematography Studies

Transnational Cinematography Studies

This collection explores how the role of cinematography will evolve in an ever-increasing digitized industry in a transnational context.

Author: Lindsay Coleman

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498524285

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 234

View: 388

This collection explores how the role of cinematography will evolve in an ever-increasing digitized industry in a transnational context. Contributors aim to bridge conversations about critical film studies and technical film practices while proposing that cinema has always been at the foreground of transnational culture.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Cinematography

Cinematography

The Essential Guide to the Cameraman's Craft Since its initial publication in 1973, Cinematography has become the guidebook for filmmakers.

Author: Kris Malkiewicz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439105626

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 445

The Essential Guide to the Cameraman's Craft 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. This completely revised third edition, with more than 200 new illustrations, will provide a detailed look at: How expert camera operation can produce consistent, high-quality results How to choose film stocks for the appearance and style of the finished film How to measure light in studio and location shooting for the desired appearance How to coordinate visual and audio elements to produce high-quality sound tracks Whether the final product is a major motion picture, an independent film, or simply a home video, Cinematography can help any filmmaker translate his or her vision into a quality film.
Categories: Performing Arts

Digital Cinematography Directing

Digital Cinematography   Directing

digital Cinematography and Directing is unlike any other cinematography or directing book you've seen. This book was written entirely for 3D animators.

Author: Dan Ablan

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0132798204

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 739

digital Cinematography and Directing is unlike any other cinematography or directing book you've seen. This book was written entirely for 3D animators. Based on real-world photographic and cinematic principles, it teaches you essential skills and concepts that you can apply to any industry 3D application, such as LightWave 3D, Softimage XSI, 3ds max, CINEMA 4D, Maya, and other leading programs. This book does not focus on using software but rather teaches you how to understand and use the camera within your 3D application. Master focal lengths, f-stops, and apertures within your 3D aplication. Learn how pre-production planning can guide and enhance your project by applying essential storyboarding techniques. Use light as not only an illumination source, but as a tool for cinematic storytelling. Learn how to direct your digital cast with proper staging techniques "Dan Ablan's years of innovating digital production techniques and his undeniable expertise at teaching CGI, FX, and Film, makes digitalCinematography and Directing a must-have!" -Dave Adams, Dreamworks.
Categories: Computers

Understanding Cinematography

Understanding Cinematography

Done properly, they add the magic and depth to a film, giving it a defining edge. This practical book explains the principles behind cinematography, as well as the skills of the cinematographer.

Author: Brian Hall

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 9781847979926

Category: Photography

Page: 144

View: 864

Cinematography is the art and craft of visualizing and recording the moving image. The cinematographer therefore has to use their technical and creative skills to photographically capture the mood of the film and the vision of the director. Done properly, they add the magic and depth to a film, giving it a defining edge. This practical book explains the principles behind cinematography, as well as the skills of the cinematographer. Having described the equipment, it looks at how to interpret the script and advises on how to find a visual style. Written by a respected cinematographer, it also explains the roles of the camera crew and the importance of working as a team. Fully illustrated with 128 colour photographs.
Categories: Photography

Digital Cinematography

Digital 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.

Author: Paul Wheeler

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136055850

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 541

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. This book covers the `on-the-set' knowledge you need to know - its emphasis lies in practical application, rather than descriptions of technologies, so that in this book you will find usable `tools' and information to help you get the job done. From `getting the look' to lighting styles and ratios, what is needed for different types of shoots and the technical preparation required, this is a complete reference to the knowledge and skills required to shoot high end digital films. The book also features a guide to the Sony DVW in-camera menus - showing how to set them up and how they work - a device to save you time and frustration on set. Paul Wheeler is a renowned cinematographer/director of photography and trainer, he runs courses on Digital Cinematography at the National Film & Television School and has lectured on the Royal College of Art's MA course and at The London International Film School. He has been twice nominated by BAFTA for a Best Cinematography award and also twice been the winner of the INDIE award for Best Digital Cinematography.
Categories: Performing Arts

Filming the Fantastic A Guide to Visual Effects Cinematography

Filming the Fantastic  A Guide to Visual Effects Cinematography

This book describes methods for creating seamless effects that don't call attention to themselves but enhance the scene as a whole.

Author: Mark Sawicki

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136066535

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 365

View: 916

Don't waste valuable time and budget fixing your footage in post! Shoot the effects you want effectively and creatively the first time. This full-color 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, which can be an expensive, drawn out process. Instead, learn how to put your shots together before you start shooting-whether you're working in digital or film. Learn how to effectively photograph and create miniatures, matte paintings, green screen set ups, crowd replication, digital rear projection, and so much more to create elements that will composite together flawlessly. The main purpose of effects is to promote the story, not just to wow an audience with amazing tricks created digitally. This book describes methods for creating seamless effects that don't call attention to themselves but enhance the scene as a whole. The technical foundations of film and digital capture are given in the introductory chapters of the book, and you are presented with real world scenarios that illustrate these basic concepts in a practical sense. Step-by-step illustrations of photographic element creation empower you to learn how to effectively pre-plan and execute your own visual effects challenges.
Categories: Performing Arts

Towards a Philosophy of Cinematography

Towards a Philosophy of Cinematography

This book presents three interrelated essays about cinematography which offer a theoretical understanding of the ways that film practitioners orchestrate light in todays post-digital context.

Author: Alexander Nevill

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030659356

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Cinematography Mailing List CML The First 5 Years

Cinematography Mailing List   CML  The First 5 Years

"This book consists of edited conversations between DPs, Gaffers, their crew and equipment suppliers. ... These pages cover the period November 1996 to November 2001"--p. 1.

Author: Geoff Boyle

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781411621428

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 483

View: 302

"This book consists of edited conversations between DPs, Gaffers, their crew and equipment suppliers. ... These pages cover the period November 1996 to November 2001"--p. 1.
Categories: Business & Economics

Literature and Cinematography

Literature and Cinematography

In this essay, a leading figure of the Russian Formalist movement of the 1910s and 1920s enunciates the function of the arts: what they are and, more importantly, what they are not.

Author: Виктор Шкловский

Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press

ISBN: 9781564784827

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 74

View: 533

In this essay, a leading figure of the Russian Formalist movement of the 1910s and 1920s enunciates the function of the arts: what they are and, more importantly, what they are not. His views of the other arts lead him into speculations about cinematography, which was just emerging at the time of writing, 1923.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Digital Cinematography

Digital Cinematography

Foreword Call it an art , call it a craft - either way you look at it , digital cinematography is a highly skilled practice that takes time and effort to ...

Author: Ben de Leeuw

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 0122088751

Category: Computers

Page: 265

View: 426

Digital Cinematography presents computer animators with the tools and techniques at their disposal to give their animation the look and feel of a real Hollywood movie. Starting with the basics of lighting, camera movement, and genre, the book teaches how to effectively create interior and exterior lighting, how to light characters to invoke a mood or theme, and even how to create special effects. For animators who would like to create 3D computer games, this book illustrates how to light scenes effectively as well as how to cover up modeling and texturing mistakes. This book is an invaluable guide to the cinematic art of computer animation. Key Features * Exercises and examples focus on the implementation of 3D, and the functionality of specific graphic tools such as omnidirectional lights, depth of fields, and image processing * Historical reference of films photographed in the style of the tutorial, as well as images of both the process and the final result * Cinematic styles covered include film noir, naturalism, expressionism, comedy, and cartoon * Cinematic principles covered include key light, fill light, back light, set light, single source lighting, contrast, projection and gobos, camera lenses, color usage, composition and leading lines * Multi-platform CD-ROM provides hands-on project files for each of the tutorials, enabling the reader to explore virtually all of the book's contents in 3D
Categories: Computers

Cinematography

Cinematography

Author: Kris Malkiewicz

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN: 0671762206

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 934

Since its initial publication in 1973, Cinematography has become the standard guidebook on filmmaking techniques that emphasizes the cameraman's craft. Now completely revised and updated, it clearly and concisely covers what today's filmmaker needs to know about camera structure and operation, lenses, film stocks, filters, lighting and light measuring, and accessory equipment. In addition it provides up-to-date information on sound recording, editing, video transfer, studio and location shooting, production logistics, and modern techniques of picture manipulation with optical printers -- a subject rarely treated in such detail in existing film books. Building on the groundwork he lays, Kris Malkiewicz explores more advanced techniques of overall picture quality control -- how the filmmaker can translate the envisaged image to the screen through coordinating all aspects of cinematography. As Malkiewicz explains, whatever concept is desired, the filmmaker must be in full control of the technology in order to ensure success. Illustrated with more than 350 photographs and drawings, this new second edition of Cinematography will continue to prove invaluable to filmmakers, film students, and film teachers.
Categories: Performing Arts