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on 9 December 2011
This is a classic book (1965) about camera rules in cinematography. You can learn in this book all about axis and 180-degree rule. A lot of photos makes easy to understand all. But this is not a book about direction techniques. If you are interested in camera techniques, you must read this book, but also you must read other books about direction, montage, script etc... This is indispensable but not enough.

These books are very interesting about direction: "Film Directing Fundamentals" by Nicholas Proferes, "Cinematic Storytelling" by Jennifer Van Sijll and "Hichcock" by Francois Truffaut (an absolute classic). About Script I recommend: "The Writer's Journey" by Christopher Vogler, "The Art Of Dramatic Writing" by Lajos Egri, "The Anatomy Of Story" by John Truby and "Writing your screenplay" by Cynthia Whitcomb.
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on 26 August 2012
Having read through many books of a similar nature for my dissertation, this is the one I referenced the most and the one having the most significant and informative impact to its reader. Having read many cinematography books, and books on how to stylistically edit, this is the one I always came back to which explained and dealt with very complex and refined techniques, but skimmed of their fat and shown in their most basic and essential form. Although the examples are old, the techniques used hold philosophies to them which when applied with modern filmmaking techniques, give an almost infinite amount of combinations possible for visual narrative. Mix the old with the new, this book will carry forward ideas that you will use with whatever it is you learn later on in your line of work.
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on 5 December 1999
I had heard a bit about this book froma few websites about books on film, and by all accounts it was something to get. When you see the awesome statments such as 'one of the three most important books on the subject' it fils you with both anxiety to read it but also a sense of it never living up to the hype.
Anyway...it is a good book, well wotrht the measly £15 you'll spend on it, but since it was written in a different era of cinema it just seems a little obvious. Having said that it does deal with the standard cinematic procedures, the ones that you MUST know. You need to read it if you are nterested in film or particularly cinematography.
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on 23 February 2010
The Five C's of Cinematography: Motion Pictures Filming Techniques

This is an excellent book for cinema/film studies students. Every line and paragraph teaches you something new every-time you read the book. In fact one would keep discovering different approaches through repeated reading. Extensive information about film language i.e. different camera angles,continuity, composition, cutting and lots more makes this a fascinating and easy read. This bundle of priceless knowledge is surely a must-buy and should be treasured through the ages.
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on 23 October 2013
A book any cinematography student shouldnt be without. Best read as part of formal studies, rather than alone for the interested student.
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on 23 November 2012
It is used in my eveing course, film and video , as a guide, but in a summarized version, so I'm glad to have the original.
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on 4 August 2014
Great book ! I really do recommend this book for people interested into movie making or story telling art.
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on 30 March 2011
I haven't finished reading it yet and already I've learnt so much. It's a fantastic book for beginners and intermediate learners like myself.
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on 29 June 2012
What ever other books you buy, get this one. It has so many tips that I have never seen elsewhere. Also, it's size makes it usefull as a fly swat.
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on 2 January 2015
Excellent
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