Blain Brown. · Rating details · ratings · 19 reviews. Lavishly produced and illustrated, Cinematography covers the entire range of the profession. Cinematography: Theory and Practice: Imagemaking for Cinematographers, Directors & Videographers. Front Cover. Blain Brown. Focal Press, A leading book in the field, Cinematography has been translated into many languages and is a staple at the world’s top film schools. Lavishly Blain Brown.

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Lavishly produced and illustrated, Cinematography covers the entire range of the profession. He began in New York as a commercial still photographer before starting in the film business. I highly recommend this for anyone interested in cinematography or film-making in general. I have many of the cinematography books on the market and I’ve found this one to be the most interesting and easy to read.

Of course the light is cinematorgaphy in cinematography, if there was only a dark screen it would have been a radio play.

Paperbackpages. Full of different aspects on the craft, packed with details, tips and examples. See 1 question about Cinematography…. Jan 24, Patrick rated it liked it. The comparisons between film and video are also well done and help explain why despite the digital mania and the HD 24FPS advances, most cinematographers still prefer to shoot on film and why projects originated on film still look better.


A classic text to educate the mind on lighting possibilities for both film and everyday photography. Carlitos Caprioli rated it really liked it Mar 11, Mar 18, Johnnyboy rated it really liked it Shelves: Preview — Cinematography by Blain Brown.

Nov 15, Kenneth rated it really liked it. Other editions – View all Cinematography: A DVD and website with hours of video, demonstrating techniques and taking the reader behind the scenes on a professional shoot. Mateo Padula rated it it was amazing Feb 18, Shallow rehashing of old mindless stereotypes. In addition, references in the text to diagrams or pictures sometimes use the This book provides a broad overview of the technical aspects of cinematography, and it seems to be reliable, but it needs to be edited.

Lastly, while I wasn’t looking for some stylistic masterpiece, the writing is pretty dull. T, he was a commercial still photographer in New York before getting into film production, which he has been doing for 26 years, starting as an electrician, gaffer, and grip and then as a cinematographer, director, writer, and producer.

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But almost anyone with even a casual interest in cinematography will find something to like and learn from in this page cinematography broown. Oct 22, James Caterino rated it it was amazing Shelves: There is a lot of information packed into this tome.


Account Options Sign in. It is all encompassing and should have been a text book for my classes. There are also quotes and tidbits taken from various cinematographers and filmmakers. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This was my textbook for a digital filmmaking class.

So after a few months of studying film in all its glory, it was a little easier to get through it. I am not a cinematographer, but this provided me with a good brkwn of the field for the purposes of my work as a game cinematics producer and I learned a lot about how movies are made, to boot.

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I really enjoyed the color theory chapter with examples cinemaography The Natural. 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 Other editions – View all Cinematography: Focal Press- Performing Arts – pages. Feew, that was one hell of a read. Imagemaking for Cinematographers and Directors. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

I have used this book in some of my cinematographj on video editing which relates nicely.