Digital Cinematography / Edition 1

Digital Cinematography / Edition 1

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by Paul Wheeler, Wheller, Wheeler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0240516141

ISBN-13: 9780240516141

Pub. Date: 05/18/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

High end digital cinematography can truly challenge the film camera in many of the technical, artistic and emotional aspects of what we think of as 'cinematography'. This book is a guide for practising and aspiring cinematographers and DOPs to digital cinematography essentials - from how to use the cameras to the rapidly emerging world of High Definition

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High end digital cinematography can truly challenge the film camera in many of the technical, artistic and emotional aspects of what we think of as 'cinematography'. This book is a guide for practising and aspiring cinematographers and DOPs to digital cinematography essentials - from how to use the cameras to the rapidly emerging world of High Definition cinematography and 24p technology.



This book covers the 'on-the-set' knowledge you need to know - its emphasis lies in practical application, rather than descriptions of technologies, so that in this book you will find usable 'tools' and information to help you get the job done. From 'getting the look' to lighting styles and ratios, what is needed for different types of shoots and the technical preparation required, this is a complete reference to the knowledge and skills required to shoot high end digital films. The book also features a guide to the Sony DVW in-camera menus - showing how to set them up and how they work - a
device to save you time and frustration on set.

Paul Wheeler is a renowned cinematographer/director of photography and trainer, he runs courses on Digital Cinematography at the National Film & Television School and has lectured on the Royal College of Art's MA course and at The London International Film School. He has been twice nominated by BAFTA for a Best Cinematography award and also twice been the winner of the INDIE award for Best Digital Cinematography.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240516141
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/18/2001
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
7.46(w) x 9.67(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
About the Author
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Pt. 1Digital Cinematography1
1Why digital cinematography?3
Pt. 2The Director of Photography's Craft7
2Creating a look9
3Lighting12
4Lighting ratios15
5Colour temperature20
6Filters27
Pt. 3The Shoot33
7Examples of shoots35
8Crewing48
9The Director of Photography's preparation53
10Technical preparation for a shoot66
Pt. 4The Technology79
11The camera81
12The video cassette recorder92
13White and black balance95
14Time code and user bits98
15Delivery systems102
Pt. 5High-definition Digital Cinematography107
16High definition109
Pt. 6The Sony DVW In-camera Menus115
17The Sony DVW camera menus117
18The Sony DVW 700 menus - quick reference list122
19The Sony DVW 700 menus125
20The Sony DVW 790 menus - quick reference list148
21The Sony DVW 790 menus152
Index183

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Digital Cinematography 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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This is the first book that I've read that deals with trying to fully exploit the power and potential of video for the professional video director of photography. Too often, books like this tend to try to convince the reader that video is something to be avoided and that the operator should do his best to make the camera emulate film. Mr. Wheeler dispells that myth and helps to explain how to use a professional broadcast camcorder to make the video image the best that it can be.