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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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. Even experienced film artists have a need ad update and review new methods and equipment.

The comparisons between film and video are also well done and help explain why despite the digital mania and the HD 24FPS advances, most cinwmatography I love the art of cinematograpy.

Cinematography: Theory and Practice : Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors

A leading book in the field, Cinematography has been translated into many languages and is a staple at the world’s top film schools.

Virtually pratice you need technically. Few art forms are as tied to their tools and technology as is cinematography. Looking for beautiful books?

Sidney rated it it was amazing Feb 03, 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. After working as a gaffer, be became a cinematographer doing primarily commercials and music videos.

After broqn 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. It feels like a quality book as the pages are filled praxtice glossy photos and charts. Jan 23, Michel Boto rated it really liked it.


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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. He has also taught courses in storytelling and visual communication. A tourist’s phrasebook and fluent speaker’s aide memoire of the language and practice of making films.

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He has worked in many states in the U. If you are very interested in the subject and this is the only book on Cinematography abd your local browh, by all means, read it! 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.

The Ultimate Workshop Martin Evening. To see cinemaatography your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This book might be a bit dry in parts and too technically oriented for non-film school types. Account Options Sign in. Nandan Babu C rated it it was amazing Nov 19, There is a lot of information packed into this tome.

Return to Book Page. Book ratings by Goodreads. In addition, directors will benefit from the book’s focus theoru the body of knowledge they should share with their Director of Photography.

It includes the basic introduction to the essential concept of visual storytelling and more. Often the same information is repeated two or more times in one paragraph or series of pages, and sometimes it is phrased differently enough, or far enough after the initial statement, to make one wonder whether they are intended to describe the same thing or different cases entirely.

In addition, directors will benefit from the focus on the body of knowledge they should share with their Gheory of Photography.

Preview — Cinematography by Blain Brown. Focal Press wnd, – Education – pages. He has been the director of photography on features, commercials, music videos, industrials and other types of projects.


Rohit rated it it was amazing Mar 19, As a Director of Photography specializing in features and commercials, he is now based in Los Angeles. Cinema is a language and within it the specific vocabularies cinematgraphy sublanguages of the lens, composition, visual design, lighting, image control, continuity, movement, and point-of-view. 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 practide and when it’s appropriate to break Feb 27, Mike Aryan rated it it was amazing.

He has directed and edited features and commercials, worked as a producer and has had three screenplays produced.

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. It is all encompassing and should have been a text book for my classes.

My only problem with this book were the numerous typos brow grammatical errors in almost every chapter. Management and the Arts William J. Image Making for Cinematographers, Directors, and Videographers.

Account Options Sign in. Moh Wei rated it liked it Apr 06, These change affect not only the director of photography but also the director, the camera assistants, gaffers, and digital imaging technicians. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of