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. Cinematography: Theory and Practice covers both the artistry and with this cutting-edge roadmap from author and filmmaker Blain Brown.

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Very informative, but feel free to jump around if you have a background in still photography. Theory and Practice, 3rd Edition by Blain Brown.

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If you are very interested in the subject and this is the only book on Cinematography in your local library, by all means, read it! Feew, that was one hell of a read.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Whether you are a student of filmmaking, just breaking into the business, currently working in the industry and looking to move up to the next level, or an cinematoography professional who wants to update their knowledge of tools and techniques, this book provides both a basic introduction to these issues as well as more advanced and in-depth coverage of the subject.


Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. User Review – Flag as inappropriate I reccomend this. The comparisons between film and video are also well done and help explain why despite the digital mania and the HD 24FPS advances, most cinem I love the art of cinematograpy. It is all encompassing and should have been a text book for my classes. Read more Read less.

Focal Press; 2 edition August 1, Language: My only problem with this book were the numerous typos and grammatical errors in almost every chapter. Not that the book isn’t informative about Cinematography and everything associated with it but the poor organization leaves something to be desired. In addition, directors will benefit from the book’s focus on the body of knowledge they should share with their Director of Photography. Theory and Practice covers both the artistry and craftsmanship of cinematography and visual storytelling.

View table of contents. While some aspects of visual language, lighting and color are eternal, shooting methods, workflow and cameras have changed radically.

A DVD and website with hours of video, demonstrating techniques and taking the cinemahography behind the scenes on a professional shoot. Jun 07, Mike rated it it was amazing. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


Book Review: “Cinematography – Theory & Practice” by Blain Brown – Neil Oseman

Write a customer review. His work can be seen at www. He has completed projects as a director, bron and screenwriter; with three screenplays produced. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

I ordered this and a couple other filmmaking books. It was so cheap and helped me so much in filmmaking. Books by Blain Brown. After working as a gaffer, be became a cinematographer doing primarily commercials and music videos.

In another universe I am a director. Sidney rated it it was amazing Feb 03, ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Hart, First Camera Assistant, Instructor, blian Author of The Camera Assistant “Cinematography is a skillfully written guide to the technical craft and artistry of cinematography for today’s cinematographers and directors.