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Cinematography written and illustrated by Christopher Chomyn
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Table of Contents Introduction 1-5 Cinematographer on Cinematography 6-18 The Motion Picture Camera 19-28 Basics of Exposure 29-32 Understanding Exposure 33-40 The Zone System 41-46 Understanding Lenses 47-55 Focus 56-61 How We See 62 Light 63-65 Monochromatic Cinematography 66-70 Color Cinematography 71-77 Color Temperature 78-82 Film Emulsions 83-84 Printing Color Motion Pictures 86-90 Glossary of Terms
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Introduction Celebrated cinematographer, Vittorio Storaro AIC, ASC, describes cinematography as writing with light in motion. These are the tools we use to communicate our thoughts and feelings to the film going audience. Light is understood by all the characteristics that help to define it: luminance, contrast, color, color temperature, quality, direction and its antithesis-the absence of light or shadows. Movement is most obviously understood by the action and movement that occurs on screen as we watch a series of still images play in sequence appearing to be animated. It describes the movement of the camera in relationship to the characters and setting during a shot. But it also encompasses apparent motion. That is motion or the lack of motion that feels to be part of a still image as a result of the construction of its
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