The Five C's of Cinematography: Motion Picture Filming Techniques
This is one of the most respected books on film making ever published. With the aid of hundreds of photographs and diagrams, it clearly and concisely presents the essential concepts and techniques of motion picture camerawork and the allied areas of film making that they interact and impact with. Branching out from five central subject areas, the five Cs -- camera angles, continuity, cutting, close-ups, composition -- Mascelli offers film makers a detailed and practical course in visual thinking. Included are discussions of: cinematic time and space; compositional rules; point-of-view; camera height and angle; master scenes; types of editing; screen direction.
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