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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He has also taught courses in storytelling and visual communication. There’s more to being a DP than holding a light meter! Shallow rehashing of old mindless stereotypes.

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Some chapters were easy, but others were harder to understand without a little background. His work can be seen at www. A DVD and website features hours of video footage, offering key instruction in topics such as camera basics and essentials, lighting, shooting methods, and much more.

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Recognizing that professionals know when to break the rules and when to abide by them, this book discusses many examples of fresh ideas and experiments in cinematography. On the whole, the book is much more tedious and confusing than it should be. Feew, that was one hell of a read.


Just a moment while vrown sign you in to your Goodreads account. It feels like a quality book as the pages are filled with glossy photos and charts.

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. Bkainpages.

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

Imagemaking for Cinematographers and Directors. Abdulrahman Khawj rated it it was amazing Apr 07, Very informative, but feel free to jump around if you have a background in still photography. He began in New York as a commercial still photographer before starting in the film business. Books by Blain Brown.

Open Preview See a Problem? The book is not just a comprehensive guide to current professional practice; it goes beyond to explain the blaain behind the practice, so you understand how the rules came about and when it’s appropriate to break them. This was my textbook for a digital filmmaking class. Blain Brown Limited preview – But almost anyone with even a casual interest in cinematography will find something to like and learn from in this page cinematography bible.


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Focal Press- Performing Arts – pages. This book provides a broad overview of the technical aspects of cinematography, and it seems to be reliable, but it needs to be edited. Account Options Sign in. Jan 24, Patrick rated it liked it.

Of course the light is important in cinematography, if there was only a dark screen it would have been a radio play. I highly recommend this for anyone interested in cinematography or film-making in general. I started reading this before I started filmschool and that was maybe a mistake.

User Review – Flag as inappropriate I reccomend this. Jan 23, Michel Boto rated it really liked it. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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