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Blain Brown. · Rating details · ratings · 19 reviews. Lavishly produced and illustrated, Cinematography covers the entire range of the profession. 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.

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

Oct 22, James Caterino rated btown it was amazing Shelves: May 01, Danny rated it it was amazing. Jason Gorman rated it really liked it Feb 26, Open Preview See a Problem? My only problem with this book were the numerous typos and grammatical errors in almost every chapter.

He has completed projects as a director, editor and screenwriter; with three screenplays produced. It feels like a quality book as the pages are filled with glossy photos and charts. After working as a gaffer, be became a cinematographer doing primarily commercials and music videos. The book is not just a comprehensive guide to current professional practice; it goes beyond to explain the theory behind the practice, so you understand how the rules broen about and when it’s appropriate to break them.

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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 cinematography. Focal Press- Performing Arts – pages.

Often the same information is repeated two or more times in one paragraph or series of pages, and sometimes it is phrased differently enough, or far enough after the initial statement, to make one wonder whether they are intended to describe the same thing or different cases entirely. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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 cinematography. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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There are also quotes and tidbits taken from various cinematographers and filmmakers. There is a lot of information packed into this tome. Cinematography presents the basics and beyond, employing clear explanations of standard practice together with substantial illustrations and diagrams to reveal the real world of film production.

See 1 question about Cinematography…. He has worked in many states in the U.

Other editions – View all Cinematography: Oct 30, Duane rated it really liked it. Full of different aspects on the craft, packed with details, tips and examples. It is all encompassing and should have been a text book for my classes.

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In another universe I am a director. Mateo Padula rated it it was amazing Feb 18, Really awesome book on the various duties of the DP! 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 theory. Refresh and try again. Read the whole thing in Barnes and Noble one day. Jan 24, Patrick rated it liked it. Robert Rodriguez rated it liked it Jun 25, In addition, directors will benefit cinematograpyy the book’s focus on the body of knowledge they should share with their Director of Photography.


Sidney rated it it was amazing Feb 03, Focal Press- Education – pages. Account Options Sign in.

This was my textbook for a digital filmmaking class. Lists with This Book. His work can be seen at www. Blain Brown Limited preview – He began in New York as a commercial still photographer before starting in the film cinemaatography.

If I had found this book before going to film school, I think I would have second guessed whether or not I needed to go. Of course X is relevant, but that important? Want to Read saving….