Blain Brown. · Rating details · ratings · 19 reviews. Lavishly produced and illustrated, Cinematography covers the entire range of the profession. Brown, Blain. Cinematography: theory and practice: image making for cinematographers and directors / Blain Brown. p. cm. ISBN 1 . Cinematography: Theory and Practice: Imagemaking for Cinematographers, Directors & Videographers. Front Cover. Blain Brown. Focal Press,
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Mateo Padula rated it it was amazing Feb 18, Really awesome book on the various duties of the DP!
Refresh and try again. In addition, directors will benefit from the book’s focus on the body of knowledge they should share with their Director of Photography. After completing his first feature film, he moved to Los Angeles where he has been Director of Photography on 14 feature films as well as national commercials, promotional films, industrials, music videos and documentaries.
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Lavishly produced and illustrated, it covers the entire range of the profession. Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors. You get almost thumbnail size photos for a lot of the pictures. My one caveat is that some of the photos are really too small to properly absorb.
As a Director of Photography specializing in features and commercials, he is now based in Los Angeles. After working as a gaffer, be became a cinematographer doing primarily commercials and music videos. Definitely interesting when you’re in the business or at least already know somethings about it. He has also taught courses in storytelling and visual communication.
I have used this book in some of my tutorials on video editing which relates nicely. Blain Brown Limited preview – Blain Brownis a cinematographer, director and writer based in Los Angeles. Read the whole thing in Barnes and Noble one day. It presents each aspect of cinematography in precise language to help all filmmakers better understand the complexities with which the cinematographer engages during every moment of every shot.
With this book as your guide, you are on your way to learning not only about the equipment and technology, but also about the concepts and thought processes that will enable you to shoot professionally, efficiently, and with artistic mastery. I recommend it highly. Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: A DVD and website includes video footage, offering key instruction in topics such as camera basics and essentials, lighting, shooting methods, and much more.
Cinematography: Theory and Practice : Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors
A classic text to educate blaiin mind on lighting possibilities for both film and everyday photography. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. After working as a gaffer, be became a cinematographer doing primarily commercials and music blaim.
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 them.
The best book on cinematography I’ve read. While some aspects of visual language, lighting and color are eternal, shooting methods, theroy and cameras have changed radically. Very informative, but feel free to jump around if you have a background in still photography. Image Making for Cinematographers, Directors, and Videographers.
Even experienced film artists have a need to update and review new methods and equipment.
The companion website features additional material, including lighting demonstrations, basic methods of lighting, using diffusion and other topics. There is a lot of information packed into this tome. 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.
Jason Gorman rated it really liked it Feb 26, The Best Books of 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.
Books by Blain Brown. Take your mastery hteory these new tools, techniques, and roles to the next level with this cutting-edge roadmap from author and filmmaker Blain Brown. Lastly, while I wasn’t looking for some stylistic masterpiece, the writing is pretty dull.
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Cinematography presents the basics and beyond, employing clear explanations of standard practice together with substantial illustrations and diagrams to cinematograpgy the real world of film production. It includes the basic introduction to the essential concept of visual storytelling and more. I really enjoyed the color theory chapter with examples from Ad Natural.
In addition, directors will benefit from the book’s focus on the body of knowledge they should share with their Director of Photography. He has completed projects as a director, editor and screenwriter; with three screenplays produced. Langford’s Basic Photography Anna Fox. He has completed projects as a director, editor and screenwriter; with three screenplays produced.
Superbly organized with eye catching graphs and pictures, this comprehensive book is loaded with tons of fascinating and useful information. In addition, directors will benefit from the book’s focus on the body of knowledge they should share with their Director of Photography.
But nlain anyone with even a casual interest in cinematography will find something to like and learn from in this page cinematography bible.