by Joseph V. Mascelli
The five Cs is one of the most widely respected books on filmmaking ever published. With the aid of hundreds of photographs and diagrams it clearly and concisely presents the essential concepts and techniques of motion picture camera work and the allied areas of filmmaking with which they interact and impact.
An introduction by Arthur Miller, ASC, followed by topics branching out from the five Cs camera angles, continuity, cutting, close-ups and composition, the author offers filmmakers a detailed practical course in visual thinking.
Included are discussions of cinematic time and space, compositional rules, point-of view, camera height and angle, master scenes, types of editing, screen direction and much more.