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Most popular Cinematography, television camerawork books

The most popular Cinematography, television camerawork books currently available. Updated weekly.
Industrial Light & Magic Presents: Making Solo: A Star Wars Story
Freeze Frame: A Wildlife Cameraman's Adventures on Ice
Digital Compositing for Film and Video: Production Workflows and Techniques
Eat the Sun: From Dusk to Dawn with Photographer Floria Sigismondi
Cinema India
Focuses on the visual culture of Indian cinema, specifically Bombay-based cinema since 1913. Drawing on a range of sources, this title examines Bombay cinema's unique styles, genres and themes, tracing its roots in early photography, theatre and chromolithography and its development as a visual regime that dominates Indian popular culture.
Cinematography: Theory and Practice: Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors
Art of Film Projection: A Beginner's Guide
Alfred Hitchcock
Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Acclaimed critic Matt Zoller Seitz goes behind the scenes of Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel
Filmmaker's Guide to Visual Effects: The Art and Techniques of VFX for Directors, Producers, Editors and Cinematographers
Digital Cinematography: Fundamentals, Tools, Techniques, and Workflows
Angenieux and Cinema: From Light to Image
This book presents the history and current challenges of the Angenieux brand, a must in the world of cinema.
Filmmaker's Eye: Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition
Combines conceptual and practical instruction on creating polished and eloquent images for film and video with the technical know-how to achieve them. This guide shows you how to become a strong visual storyteller through smart, effective choices for your shots. It shows you how to master the rules, then break them.
Cue and Cut: A Practical Approach to Working in Multi-Camera Studios
Cue & Cut is a 'practical approach to working in television studios' for anyone who might want to work in that medium. Written by a multi-camera producer-director, it presents both a way of handling studios and a source of information about how things have changed from the days of monochrome to HD tapeless modes - with some thoughts on 3D HDTV -- .
Filmmaker's Guide to Digital Imaging: for Cinematographers, Digital Imaging Technicians, and Camera Assistants
Dynamic Frame: Camera Movement in Classical Hollywood
Patrick Keating offers an innovative history of the aesthetics of the camera that examines how camera movement shaped the classical Hollywood style. In careful readings of dozens of films, he explores how major figures like F. W. Murnau, Orson Welles, and Alfred Hitchcock used camera movement to enrich their stories and deepen their themes.
Filmmaker's Eye: The Language of the Lens: The Power of Lenses and the Expressive Cinematic Image
Dialogue Editing for Motion Pictures: A Guide to the Invisible Art
Sight, Sound, Motion: Applied Media Aesthetics
Timing for Animation
Teaches how animations should be arranged in relation to each other, how much space should be used and how long each drawing should be shown for maximum dramatic effect. This title includes timing for digital production, digital storyboarding in 2d, digital storyboarding in 3d, the use of After Effects and much more.
Master Shots
DSLR Cinema: A beginner's guide to filmmaking on a budget
Introduction to Cinematography: Learning Through Practice
Digital Cinema
Considers how new technologies have revolutionized the medium, while investigating the continuities that might remain from filmmaking's analogue era. In the process, this book raises provocative questions about the status of realism in a pixel-generated digital medium whose scenes often defy the laws of physics.
Color Mania: The Material of Color in Photography and Film
Film Editing - History, Theory and Practice: Looking at the Invisible
This examination of the film editor's craft ranges from the beginning of cinema to the 21st century. Film editing, at its best when it goes unnoticed, is the least understood of the cinematic crafts. This book explains not only the "how" but also the "why" of this pivotal film making activity.
Visual Story: Creating the Visual Structure of Film, TV and Digital Media
Offers a view of the relationship between the story/script structure and the visual structure of a film, video, animated piece, or video game. This book helps you learn how to structure your visuals. It is suitable for writers, directors, photographers, production designers, art directors, and editors.
Setting Up Your Shots: Great Camera Moves Every Filmmaker Should Know
From Word to Image: Storyboarding and the Filmmaking Process
Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound
Provides a comprehensive explanation of film sound, including mixing, dubbing, workflow, budgeting, and digital audio techniques. Practically grounded with real-world stories from the trenches throughout, this book provides relevant technical data, as well as an appreciation of all the processes involved in creating optimal motion picture sound.
Filming the Fantastic: A Guide to Visual Effects Cinematography
A step-by step guide to visual effects cinematography that 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.
Compositing Visual Effects: Essentials for the Aspiring Artist
Illustrated with hundreds of film shots, figures, illustrations, and diagrams to help the visual reader gain a vocabulary and understanding of the full range of visual effects, in which digital compositing plays a key role.
Animator's Eye: Adding Life to Animation with Timing, Layout, Design, Color and Sound
A guide to channeling your vision and imagination. It guides you through the animation design process in a way that only years of expertise can provide.
Magnum Sul Set: Magnum Photographers on Film Sets
Magnum Photographers on Film Sets takes readers behind the scenes of cinematic masterpieces including Charlie Chaplin's Limelight.
Aesthetics of Shadow: Lighting and Japanese Cinema
By exploring the "aesthetics of shadow" in Japanese cinema in the first half of the twentieth century and treating cinematographers and lighting designers as essential collaborators in moviemaking, Daisuke Miyao reinterprets Japanese film history.
Camera Assistant's Manual
Motion Graphics: Principles and Practices from the Ground Up
Cinematography: Behind the Silver Screen: A Modern History of Filmmaking
Cinematography is the first of the 'Behind the Silver Screen' series of ten volumes, which will together cover for the first time the full art, craft, business and history of filmmaking from inception to reality.
Behind the Lens: Dispatches from the Cinematographic Trenches
Shoot Like Spielberg: The Visual Secrets of Action, Wonder and Emotional Adventure
Transnational Cinematography Studies
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.
Video Production: Disciplines and Techniques
Sound Design for Moving Image: From Concept to Realization
Tacita Dean: Writing and Filmography
The collected writings and complete filmography of Tacita Dean are brought together in two beautifully designed volumes, presented in an elegant slipcase. Published to coincide with Dean's solo shows at the Royal Academy, National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery, March-May 2018.
Aesthetic 3D Lighting: History, Theory, and Application
Film and Video Editing Theory: How Editing Creates Meaning
Fine Cuts: Interviews on the Practice of European Film Editing
TV Geek: The Den of Geek Guide for the Netflix Generation
Get sucked in to the world of box-sets, bingewatching and addictive insider anecdotes with this comprehensive guide to the small screen, brought to you by the people behind the Den of Geek website.
Dynamic Frame: Camera Movement in Classical Hollywood
Patrick Keating offers an innovative history of the aesthetics of the camera that examines how camera movement shaped the classical Hollywood style. In careful readings of dozens of films, he explores how major figures like F. W. Murnau, Orson Welles, and Alfred Hitchcock used camera movement to enrich their stories and deepen their themes.
Color Grading 101: Getting Started Color Grading for Editors, Cinematographers, Directors, and Aspiring Colorists