Reflections examines the practice of cinematography for cinema lovers, students, and film professionals from the perspective of those artists who paint within the medium of light to dark. It is divided into seven sections: cinematography basics, the key light, portraits, day interiors, night interiors, lab techniques, and the designing sequences. Each section contains extraordinary material in the form of illustrations, diagrams, reproductions of 35-mm film frames and scholarship of twenty such "masters of light". And they are: Stephen Burum, ASC, Jordan Cronenweth, ASC, John Hora, ASC, Owen Roizman, ASC, Phillippe Rousselot, ASC,AFC, Michael Hugo, ASC, Stephen Goldblatt, ASC, Steven Poster, ASC, Frederick Elmes, ASC, Tony Pierce-Roberts, BSC, Vilmos Zsigmond,ASC, Haskell Wexler, ASC, Laszlo Kovacs, Yves Angelo, ASC, Jack Green, ASC, Denis Lenoir, ASC, AFC, Raoul Coutard, AFC, Allen Daviau, ASC, Darius Khondji, ASC,AFC and Vittorio Storaro, ASC, AIC.
Image Control explains the devices and means that can be used to create a memorable and expressive image on a television and motion-picture screen. The key to creativity is mastery of the medium, so it is vital to understand the impact that filters and lab procedures can have on film and digital images. In the pages of this book you will learn closely guarded secrets that professionals have developed though hard work and years of experience. Image Control shows, practically and succinctly, how to manipulate the image in front of the camera, inside the camera and in the lab.
Cinematographer's Style DVD
Available exclusively from the ASC, Cinematographer Style is about the art of how and why films look the way they do. It is about the influence of style, technique and technology — the art and craft of filmmaking.
A feature documentary, this film explores the nuances of the universal art of visual story-telling. Director Jon Fauer, ASC, visited with 110 cinematographers from 15 countries who have worked in all sectors of the industry, including feature films, television, documentaries, commercials and music videos. Shot on 35mm film, the interviews were edited down to a 90-minute story.
The lesson of this film is that there is no textbook or rules for art cinematography. It is an art & like painting, writing literature or composing music. No two artists express themselves in exactly the same way.
This is a must-see film for writers, directors, producers, actors and others who collaborate with cinematographers, or just enjoy great films. Their body language, animated facial expressions and eye of these 110 great storytellers reveal these cinematographers deeply held feelings about their art.