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Cinematographer

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Links

American Society of Cinematographers
https://theasc.com

Association of Camera Operators
https://www.theaco.net

British Cinematographer
https://britishcinematographer.co.uk

British Society of Cinematographers
https://bscine.com

The Black & the Blue
Filmmaking tips for camera assistants
https://www.theblackandblue.com

Camera Map, The
https://thecameramap.com
Directory of pro. camera suppliers, run by Tony Franks

Camp Films
https://www.youtube.com/@RyanCampFilms

Canadian Society of Cinematographers
https://csc.ca

Cheesy Cam
https://cheesycam.com

CineD
https://www.cined.com

Encyclopedia of Cinematographers
https://cinematographers.nl

Fat Llama – for camera, lens & drone rentals
https://fatllama.com

Film Riot
Ryan & Josh Connolly’s how-to trip of film making
https://www.filmriot.com
https://www.youtube.com/@filmriot

Focus Puller at Work
https://www.focuspulleratwork.com

Guild of British Camera Technicians
https://www.gbct.org

In Depth Cine
Gray Kotzé’s Cinematographer YouTube channel
https://www.youtube.com/@InDepthCine/videos

International Cinematographers’ Guild
https://www.icg600.com

International Cinematographers’ Guild Magazine
https://www.icgmagazine.com

International Federation of Cinematographers
https://imago.org

Irish Society of Cinematographers
https://iscine.com

Pro Video Coalition
https://www.provideocoalition.com

Team Deakins Podcast
https://teamdeakins.libsyn.com
Conversation between cinematographer Roger Deakins and James Deakins, his collaborator, about cinematography & film business

Video Maker
https://www.videomaker.com

Zealous
Submit work for free for consideration by potential commissioners
https://zealous.co


Fora & Blogs

Philip Bloom’s Blog
https://philipbloom.net/blog

John Brawley’s DoP Blog
https://johnbrawley.wordpress.com

British Cinematographer Magazine
https://britishcinematographer.co.uk

Cinematography.com
https://cinematography.com/index.php?/forums

Cinematography Mailing List
https://www.cinematography.net

Cinematography.net
https://cinematography.net

Dave Dugdale’s Camera Tutorials
https://www.youtube.com/user/3DListings/playlists

Roger Deakins’s (Cinematographer) Website
https://www.rogerdeakins.com

DVXUser
https://www.dvxuser.com

EOSHD
https://www.eoshd.com

IndieTalk – Cinematography Forum
https://indietalk.com/forums/cinematography.8

Vincent Laforet’s Blog
https://blog.vincentlaforet.com

Personal View
https://personal-view.com

Prolost
https://prolost.com

Reddit>Cinematography
https://www.reddit.com/r/cinematography


Articles

Ashley Whitt
How to Be a Cinematographer

Backstage
Filmmaking Equipment Every Cinematographer Needs to Get Started
How to Become a Cinematographer
How to Find Cinematographer Jobs

BFI
How Do I Become a Cinematographer?

FilmD
How to Become a Cinematographer

No Film School
How to Make Money as a Cinematographer
How to Make Money as a Cinematographer – Podcast

Production Beast
How to Become a Working Cinematographer

Gerald Undone
Camera Gear


Historical

Cinématographes (French site)
http://cinematographes.free.fr/index-formats.html

Cinematographica
https://wichm.home.xs4all.nl/cinemat.html


Miscellaneous

Zero Budget Film School (Super 8 film etc.)
https://www.zerobudgetfilmschool.com
https://www.youtube.com/@ZeroBudgetFilmSchool


Books

(Includes cinematography & lighting)

ALTON, John:
Painting with Light
(University of California Press, 2013)

BERNSTEIN, Steven:
Film Production
(Focal Press, 1994)

BOX, Harry:
Set Lighting Technician’s Handbook: Film Lighting Equipment, Practice & Electrical Distribution
(Routledge, 2020)

BRESSON, Robert:
Notes on the Cinematograph
(New York Review Books, 2017)

BROWN, Blain:
Cinematography: Theory & Practice: For Cinematographers & Directors
(Routledge, 2021)

COX, Harry:
Set Lighting Technician’s Handbook: Film Lighting Equipment, Practice & Electrical Distribution
(Routledge, 2020)

FREEMAN, Michael:
The Photographer’s Eye: Composition & Design for Better Digital Photographs
(Ilex Press, 2017)

FROST, Jacqueline:
Cinematography for Directors: A Guide for Creative Collaboration
(Michael Wiese Productions, 2020)

FROST, Jacqueline:
Conversations with Contemporary Cinematographers
(Routledge, 2021)

HALL, Brian:
Understanding Cinematography
(Crowood, 2015)

HOSER, Tania:
Introduction to Cinematography: Learning Through Practice
(Routledge, 2018)

KENWORTHY, Christopher:
Master Shots Vol. 1: 100 Advanced Camera Techniques to Get an Expensive Look on Your Low-Budget Movie
(Michaele Wiese Productions, 2012)

KENWORTHY, Christopher:
Master Shots Vol. 2: 100 Ways to Shoot Great Dialogue Scenes
(Michaele Wiese Productions, 2011)

LANDAU, David:
Lighting for Cinematography: A Practical Guide to the Art & Craft of Lighting for the Moving Image
(Bloomsbury, 2014)

MALKIEWICZ, Kris:
Cinematography
(Touchstone, 2005)

MALKIEWICZ, Kris:
Film Lighting: Hollywood’s Leading Cinematographers Talk About Their Work
(Simon & Schuster, 1986)

MASCELLI, Joseph:
Five C’s of Cinematography: Motion Picture Filming Techniques
(Silman-James, 1998)

MERCADO, Gustavo:
The Filmmaker’s Eye: Learning (& Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition
(Focal Press, 2022)

MERCADO, Gustavo:
The Filmmaker’s Eye: The Language of the Lens: The Power of Lenses & the Expressive Cinematic Image
(Routledge, 2019)

STUMP, David:
Digital Cinematography: Fundamentals, Tools, Techniques & Workflows
(Routledge, 2021)

VINEYARD, Jeremy:
Setting Up Your Shots: Great Camera Moves Every Film Maker Should Know
(Michael Wiese Productions, 2008)

WEBB, Matthew:
Setlife: A Guide to Getting a Job in Film (and Keeping It)
(Setlife Publishing, 2016)

WHEELER, Paul:
High Definition Cinematography
(Routledge, 2009)

WHEELER, Paul:
Practical Cinematography
(Routledge, 2005)

YANN, Danny:
The Ultimate Introduction to DSLR Filmmaking (Book 1)
(DSLR Guide, 2016)

YANN, Danny:
10 Tricks to Make Amateur Video Look Professional (Book 2)
(DSLR Guide, 2016)