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Cinematography for Directors: A Guide for Creative Collaboration

Cinematography for Directors: A Guide for Creative Collaboration

by Jacqueline Frost

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Through interviews with current ASC cinematographers, and a balance between technical, aesthetic, and historical content, this book guides the director into a powerful collaboration with their closest on-set ally. Topics include selecting a cinematographer, collectively discussing the script, choosing an appropriate visual style for a film, color palette, film and digital formats, lenses, camera movement,
genres, and postproduction processes—including the digital intermediate (DI).
Interwoven are quotes from working ASC cinematographers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615932740
Publisher: Wiese, Michael Productions
Publication date: 03/01/2020
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 709,259
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jacqueline Frost has been teaching the language of motion pictures—production,
history, and cinematography—for thirty years at various universities. Currently a full professor at California State University, Fullerton, she is also an adjunct professor at Farleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ.

In 2016 Jacqueline was invited to Camerimage to serve on the jury of the
Student Etudes competition. She has taught workshops at Hunter College,
Intermedia Arts Department, and the CSU Summer Arts program, where she created a digital-cinematography workshop (2012) with Robert Primes, Amy
Vincent, and ASC. She has taught Cinematography for Directors at the UCLA
extension program, and for three lucky summers taught documentary production in Florence, Italy, as part of the CSUF study-abroad program. For over a decade
Jacqueline programed the CSUF Collegiate Showcase at the Newport Beach Film

Additionally, Jacqueline has been the cinematographer or producer on numerous short films, independent features, and documentaries that have screened at festivals around the world. She is a partner and freelance cinematographer at
Corazon Pictures.


Jacqueline Frost lives in the New York metropolitan and Los Angeles areas.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction viii

Chapter 1 The Director and Cinematographer: Creative Collaborators 1

Chapter 2 The Cinematographer and the Script 20

Chapter 3 The Aesthetics of Lenses 45

Chapter 4 Visual References (Color) 75

Chapter 5 The Color Palette of Film 100

Chapter 6 Genre Films and Lighting for Genre 142

Chapter 7 The Tools and Aesthetics of Movement 171

Chapter 8 Various Formats: "The Canvas" 202

Chapter 9 The Completion Process 232

Chapter 10 A History of Creative Collaborators 255

Cinematographer Credits List 275

About the Author 281

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