By Blain Brown
There is extra to being a DP than retaining a mild meter! With this booklet as your consultant, you're in your solution to studying not just concerning the gear and know-how, but in addition concerning the ideas and suggestion procedures that would help you shoot professionally, successfully, and with creative mastery. a number one ebook within the box, Cinematography has been translated into many languages and is a staple on the world's most sensible movie colleges. Lavishly produced and illustrated, it covers the whole variety of the occupation. The ebook is not only a complete advisor to present expert perform; it is going past to provide an explanation for the idea at the back of the perform, so that you know how the principles took place and whilst it really is applicable to wreck them. moreover, administrators will enjoy the book's specialize in the physique of data they need to proportion with their Director of images. Cinematography provides the fundamentals and past, making use of transparent factors of ordinary perform including titanic illustrations and diagrams to bare the true global of movie construction. spotting that execs understand whilst to damage the foundations and whilst to abide by means of them, this publication discusses many examples of clean principles and experiments in cinematography. masking the main up to date info at the film/digital interface, new codecs, the most recent cranes and digital camera aid and different gear, it additionally illustrates the vintage attempted and actual tools. New! A DVD and site positive factors hours of video photos, supplying key guide in subject matters resembling digicam fundamentals and necessities, lighting fixtures, taking pictures equipment, and masses extra. issues comprise: . Concepts of filmmaking . Language of the lens . Cinematic continuity . Lighting for movie, electronic, and HD . Exposure . HD cinematography and capturing . Shooting in HD . Image regulate and filters . Bleach pass tactics . Lighting as storytelling . Shooting lighting tricks . Set systems and different matters * complete colour illustrations carry problems with colour and lightweight to lifestyles* The definitive consultant to cinematography, masking the entire diversity of inventive and technical concerns within the box * NEW! A DVD and web site with hours of video, demonstrating concepts and taking the reader behind the curtain on a qualified shoot
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Extra info for Cinematography: Theory and Practice, Second Edition: Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors
22. Basic elements of the Master Scene Method. Top is the master shot. Second from the top is a loose over-the-shoulder of her. Third down is a tighter medium over-the-shoulder. Fourth down is her close-up — in this case a choker. When you turn around to get the coverage on him, these are the answering shots. It is very important that the answering shots match the coverage on her as closely as possible. Using the same focal length lens and the same focus distance will ensure that they are both the same image size, which will make the edits much smoother and less jarring.
A classic medium shot from Shanghai Express. Note also how the lighting is very specific for this shot and for her pose. If her head were not in just the right position, the lighting would not achieve such an elegant and powerful effect. 13. (opposite page) An establishing sequence from Goldfinger. This series of shots tells the viewer what city they are in, what hotel, where Bond is situated, and by following a swimmer from the diving board to an underwater view and pan over to find Felix Lighter, it introduces a key character.
31). To take it to its most extreme and subjective the shot becomes. The ridiculous logical end, if the man were to ask the stalker a question ultimate example of this is a subjective POV where the camera becomes and he agreed, we would have to nod the camera up and down. the eyes of the character; this puts The most frequently used type of character POV is the POV look. the audience into the character's head. 57) The proper execution is discussed in more detail in the chapter Cinematic Continuity.