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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This may just be a personal peeve of mine but the repetition of images is also annoying. Share your thoughts with other customers. Preview — Cinematography by Cibematography Brown. These change affect not only the director of photography but also the director, the camera assistants, gaffers, and digital imaging technicians. 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 cinnematography.

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

Of course the light is important in cinematography, if there was only a dark screen it would have been a radio play. After completing his first nlain 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.

As a Director of Photography specializing in features and commercials, he is now based in Los Angeles. To see what your friends bu of this book, please sign up. The author just talked and talked about the gear and about philip bloom. Mar 18, Johnnyboy rated it really liked it Shelves: In addition, references in the text to diagrams or pictures sometimes use the This book provides cinematograhpy broad overview of the technical aspects of cinematography, and it seems to be reliable, but it needs to be edited.


For the past year and a half I’ve decided to dedicate my life to pursuing a career in filmmaking. After completing his first feature film, he moved to Los Angeles where he has blaain Director of Photography on 14 feature films as well as national commercials, promotional films, industrials, music videos and documentaries.

Definitely interesting when you’re in the business or at least already know somethings about it.

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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. I highly recommend this for anyone interested in cinematography or film-making in general.

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This was my textbook for a digital blaij class. Feew, that was one hell of a read. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Best of all is the section on video that coherently explains the fascinating history of the video signal and the various formats that have evolved.

What I like is that Brown will give you a lot of heavy technical info if you desire, but also real life practical on set anecdotes and protocols as well as art history and conematography.


May 27, Santanu Roy rated it really liked it. So if you’re likely in a similar position as me in trying to better yourself as a filmmaker, this book will undoubtedly be of use to you.

There’s more to being a DP than holding a light meter! This has all been self-taught, reading 19 books, making multiple short films, corporate videos, working and making money in both my creative and business endeavors as a freelancer of sorts.

It is all encompassing and should have been a text book for my classes. Image Making for Cinematographers and There is a lot of information packed into this tome. Get to Know Us. This book gives a solid foundation for how important the cinematographer is, not only from a cinematographer perspective but also from an overall filmmaking perspective. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Hart, First Camera Assistant, Bown, and 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. Really awesome book on the various duties of the DP!