The "Hands On" Manual for Cinematographers contains a wealth of information, theory, diagrams and tables on all aspects of cinematography. Widely recognised as the "Cinematographer's Bible" the book is organised in a unique manner for easy reference on location, and remains an essential component of the cameraman's box.
Everything you need to know about cinematography can be found in this book - from camera choice, maintenance and threading diagrams; to electricity on location, equipment checklists, film stock, lenses, light and colour. Of particular use will be the mathematics, formulae, look up tables and step by step examples used for everything from imperial/metric conversions to electricity, exposure, film length, running times, lights and optics. Sections on special effects and utilities are also included as well as a list of useful websites.
David Samuelson is a well known and respected cameraman who has been instrumental in fostering award winning new technical innovations. He is a technical consultant, lecturer and author of three other leading publications for Focal Press: The Panaflex User's Manual 2ED, Motion Picture Camera and Lighting Equipment and Motion Picture Camera Techniques.
Table of Contents
Addresses - contact details of all film camera, filmstock and video camera manufacturers worldwide. Awards & nominations; Batteries; Camera specifications - more than 70 makers and models of 16mm, 35mm and 65mm cameras listed; Camera maintenance; Camera and magazine threading diagrams; Composite cinematography; Electricity; Equipment checklist; Exposure; Filmstock; Filters; Optics; Light: The Mathematics of Cinematography; Special Technique; Utilities; Venue; Techniques
' This book is a must for new and experienced camera technicians.'
' An ideal handy reference source for cinematographers to keep with them at all times.'
British Film Production Review
' This is an important book for cameraman and crew. David Samuelson has been involved in the art, practise and theory of filming all his life and this manual is the accumulation of his experience and deep knowledge of cinematography.'
Image Technology, Journal of the BKSTS
' Ownership of this manual should be a prerequisite to calling yourself a cinematographer.'
A reader, Cinematographer's user group on the Web.
'An absolute must! [This is] a remarkable compendium of information that you could otherwise spend a lifetime gathering for yourself... This book is highly recommended'
Jim Slater, Image Technology
"...contains everything from handy references, tables of formulae, techniques and mathematics for cinematographers to addresses of all film camera, film stock and video manufacturers worldwide."
"You're in safe hands with this book and the expertise of David Samuleson"