BOOKS ABOUT FILMMAKING
I have written three books about filmmaking and cinematography, which are published in nine languages:
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Imagemaking for Cinematographers and Directors. Focal Press: 2002. This is a complete introduction to cinematography as it is actually practiced on professional motion picture and video sets. The first half of the book is as much for directors as it is for camera people. It is basically "cinematography for directors and directing for cinematographers." The book extensively covers shootin High Def 24P and all forms of digital cinematography in addition to traditional film methods.
It has been adopted as a textbook in cinematography and directing courses at USC, UCLA, NYU, BU, Columbia and many other film schools.
MOTION PICTURE AND VIDEO LIGHTING. Second Edition. Focal Press: 2010. This book covers all aspects of lighting and shooting feature films, commercials and other types of filmmaking. It is used as a textbook for cinematography courses at many colleges and film schools. It has also been published in Spanish and Korean.
FILMMAKER'S POCKET REFERENCE. Focal Press: 1996. This is a basic reference for all aspects of filmmaking. It is designed to be carried on the set and covers camera, optics, lighting, electrical, grip, special effects, color correction and all other technical issues of film production. It's a "back pocket" book or one to throw in your meter bag for quick reference. Also intended for gaffers, grips and camera assistants.
Not shown: editions in Italian, Russian and Mandarin Chinese
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ACTING In The Motion Picture BUSINESS
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