Cinematography - screencraft.

By: Ettedgui, Peter.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Screencraft.Publisher: Oxford : Focal Press, 1998Description: 208p, ill (some col.), 32cm.ISBN: 0240803825.Subject(s): Film, Television and Radio | Direction and production | Motion pictures | Films | CinematographyDDC classification: 791.4304E
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Cinematography is the first title in the Screencraft Series, a unique venture which aims to unravel for the first time the multi-layered language of film-making, by exploring the fusion of crafts which combine to create the most important art form of the 20th century. kind of attention reserved for directors and actors, there is little doubt that this is the key technical role in the process of revealing a story through images. filmmaking and represent a diversity of film cultures. cinema heritage and the fact that their work has helped to expand -- if not revolutionize -- the language of film. practicing professionals, students, and movie buffs alike. cinematographers and through the powerful images they have created for the screen. filmmaking and represent a diversity of film cultures, from African Queen to Delicatessen. Highly illustrated -- over 500 color pictures and 300 black and white photos -- and written entirely based on each cinematographer's own words from interviews This book, featuring the world's finest cinematographers, will inspire practicing professionals, students, and movie buffs alike.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 6)
  • Jack cardiff (p. 12)
  • Douglas Slocombe (p. 24)
  • Sven Nykvist (p. 36)
  • Subrata Mitra (p. 48)
  • Raoul Coutard (p. 60)
  • Haskell Wexler (p. 72)
  • Laszlo Kovacs (p. 82)
  • Billy Williams (p. 94)
  • Robby Muller (p. 106)
  • Gordon Willis (p. 116)
  • Michael Chapman (p. 126)
  • John Seale (p. 136)
  • Stuart Dryburgh (p. 148)
  • Roger Deakins (p. 158)
  • Eduardo Serra (p. 170)
  • Janusz Kaminski (p. 182)
  • Darius Khondji (p. 192)
  • Glossary (p. 204)
  • Picture Credits (p. 206)
  • Index (p. 207)

Reviews provided by Syndetics


Ettedgui has carefully and effectively edited interviews with 17 world-class cinematographers into coherent narratives, rather than following the usual question and answer format. The result is a fascinating exploration of the complexities of cinematography--lighting, camera placement, film stock, emulsions, filters, processing--from which one emerges with a far greater understanding of the contribution directors of photography make to the filmmaking process. Particularly interesting are the discussions of the influences of painting (most frequently Vermeer and Rembrandt), photography, and other cinematographers. Any would-be cinematographer should read about the inventive ways in which these individuals solved lighting problems, especially early in their careers before they had sophisticated (expensive) resources at their disposal. Subata Mitra's description of his work on Satyajit Ray's first films is especially inspiring. Throughout, one gets a clear picture of these cinematographers' passion for light and of what miracles they can perform to get it right. Lavishly illustrated, the book is the first in a projected series intended to cover all the major aspects of filmmaking. One can only hope that succeeding volumes meet the high standards this one sets. W. A. Vincent; Michigan State University