Directed by Craig McCall
The vision and technical wizardry of Jack Cardiff, whose career spanned 70 years, helped elevate cinematography to an art form. His life and work is explored through interviews, film clips and anecdotes.
The 12 interviews in this book cover almost all aspects of cinematography: pre-production planning, post-production, special effects, aerial photography and second unit. Each interview gives a behind-the-scenes look at how some of the most popular shots in film and television were lit and captured. Technically and philosophically oriented, this book explores the tools, trends, personalities, and professional achievements of contemporary cinematographers.
Through interviews with 16 special effects pioneers, the author explores the making of memorable film sequences. The book highlights the shift from practical to digital magic and gives explanations for some of the secrets behind cinema's fantastical creations.
Through conversations held with fifteen of the most accomplished contemporary cinematographers, the authors explore the working world of the person who controls the visual look and style of a film. This reissue includes a new foreword by cinematographer John Bailey and a new preface by the authors, which bring this classic guide to cinematography, in print for more than twenty-five years, into the twenty-first century.
This sequel to Contemporary Cinematographers on Their Art offers in-depth conversations with some of the most important cinematographers working in film, television and commercials today. It includes younger cinematographers who have recently made their mark as well as icons of this craft. The conversations cover all aspects of cinematography from pre-production planning to post-production, special effects, underwater photography, and second unit.
New Cinematographers features the work of six major contemporary cinematographers whose vision defines the way films look today. Extended studies of each cinematographer's work - fully illustrated with stills, lighting charts and storyboards - shows how they translate their aesthetic vision into the actual filmed work.
Directed by Gilles Penso
One of cinema's most admired and influential special-effects gurus, legendary movie magician Ray Harryhausen has enthralled film goers with his wild and creative visions, with over 60 years of groundbreaking screen wizardry under his belt.
Directed by Christopher Kenneally
Investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation. Includes interviews with James Cameron, David Fincher, George Lucas, David Lynch, Robert Rodriguez, Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh and other filmmakers. Includes film clips and archival footage.
Spanning a century of film technology from the early innovations of George M li s to the most recent Matrix films, a tribute to the use of illusion in movies features interviews with thirty-seven international special effects masters and more than 1,000 illustrations, in a volume complemented by a list of recommended DVD films.
Directed by Arnold Glassman
An illuminating history of predominately American cinematography and cinematographers using comments from 27 prominent cinematographers together with extensive use of film sequences (from 125 films). They talk about how and why they photographed certain films and trace the great breakthroughs in the history of cinematography. Includes interviews with Nestor Almendros, John Alonzo, John Bailey, Michael Ballhaus, Stephen Burum, Bill Butler, Michael Chapman, Allan Daviau, Caleb Deschanel and more.