Digital Cinematography: Fundamentals, Tools, Techniques, and Workflows

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This book empowers you to both correctly choose the right camera and workflow for your project from today’s incredibly varied options, as well as understand the ins and outs of implementing those options...
David Stump, Television Producer, Director and Editor; Consultant; Apple Certified Trainer, Oak Park, CA, USA. Key Features: * Detailed coverage of Arriflex, Panasonic, Panavision, Red, Sony, and Thomson cameras * Screen captures of waveform vector scope pictures * Exposure theory tips; teaches you how to correctly expose digital cameras * Focusing tips; learn how to focus digital cameras correctly * Workflow examples showing how to follow digital images through the entire product pipeline * Practical tips on preparation; teaches the reader how to prepare for shooting a digital project With the shift from film to digital, a new view of the future of cinematography has emerged. Today’s successful cinematographer must be equal parts artist, technician, and business-person. The cinematographer needs to master the arts of lighting, composition, framing and other aesthetic considerations, as well as the technology of digital cameras, recorders, and workflows, and must know how to choose the right tools (within their budget) to get the job done. David Stump’s Digital Cinematography focusses primarily on the tools and technology of the trade, looking at how digital cameras work, the ramifications of choosing one camera versus another, and how those choices help creative cinematographers to tell a story. This book empowers you to both correctly choose the right camera and workflow for your project from today’s incredibly varied options, as well as understand the ins and outs of implementing those options. Stump sheds a light on the confusing advantages and disadvantages of shooting theatrical features using digital technology and what it can or can’t do. Topics covered include: * Detailed coverage of Arriflex, Blackmagic, Canon, Ikonoskop, Panasonic, Panavision, Phantom, Red, Silicon Imaging, Sony, and Weisscam digital motion picture cameras * Coverage of a wide variety of lenses, including Angenieux, Canon, Cooke, Fujinon, Hawk, Leica, Panavision, Red, Schneider, Sony, UniqOptics, Vantage, and Zeiss * Coverage of recorders, displays, and look management tools * Exposure theory tips — learn how to correctly expose digital cameras * Focusing tips — learn how to focus digital cameras correctly * Checklists to help design digital workflows * Practical tips on preparation — prepare for shooting a digital motion picture like a professional * Camera set-up and operation, color management, digital intermediates, 3D stereo cinematography, future trends, and much more If you aspire to be a successful cinematographer in this new digital age, or if you already are a working cinematographer in need of a resource to help you stay on top of your game, this is a must-read book. "David Stump shares decades of sage experience, knowledge, and expertise in cinematography and the filmmaking process. Including insight from various notables in respective fields, Digital Cinematography is an important, engaging book essential to understanding existing theory, tools, and applications for the aspiring and working cinematographer,?filmmaker, and those interested in how and what we see." -Keanu Reeves, Producer, Side by Side; Actor, 47 Ronin; A Scanner Darkly; The Matrix; Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure Contents: Chapter 1: Foreword Chapter 2: Camera Sensors Chapter 3: Color Chapter 4: The Color-Space Conundrum Chapter 5: MTF, Resolution, Contrast and Nyquist Theory Chapter 6: Frame Rates and Aspect Ratios Chapter 7: Lenses Chapter 8: Camera Issues Chapter 9: High Resolution Digital Motion Picture Cameras Chapter 10: Camera Setup and Operation Chapter 11: Prep, Workflow Design and Testing Chapter 12: The Shoot Chapter 13: Color Management, Compression & Workflow Chapter 14: Recorders Chapter 15: Displays Chapter 16: Post Production and Digital Intermediate Chapter 17: Delivering and Archiving Digital Movies Chapter 18: 3D Stereo Cinematography

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