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BIBLIOGRAPHY on CINEMATOGRAPHY

I Cinematography (General)

II Optics

III Light

IV Sensitometry

V Exposure, Light Meters, Zone System

VI Lighting

VII Colour

VIII Post Production, Labs and Filters

IX Theatres. Projection & Screening

X Special Effects Cinematography

XI Video and Digital Cinematography

XII Camera Operation

XIII Cinematography Manuals & Handbooks

XIIV Camera Assistantship, Grips and Gaffers

XV Camera Manuals

XVI Interviews with Cinematographers/About Cinematography

XVII Memoirs of Cinematographers

XVIII Cinematographic Aesthetics

XIX History of Photography, Cinema and Cinema Technology

XX Cinematography in India (Journal Articles and Monographs)

 

 

 

I Cinematography (General)

Focal Encyclopedia of Film and Television Techniques
Raymond Spottiswoode
Focal Press
1969
ASIN: 0240506545

Masters of Lens & Light : A Checklist of Major Cinematographers & Their Feature Films
William Darby
Scarecrow Press, Incorporated
1991
ISBN: 081082454X

Behind The Camera: The Cinematographer's Art
Leonard Maltin, ed.
Signet Books
1971.

Practical Cinematography
Paul Wheeler
Butterworth-Heinemann
1999
ISBN: 0240515552

An Introduction to Cinematography
John Mercer
Stipes Publishing L. L. C.
ISBN: 0875631681
1979

The Five C's of Cinematography : Motion Picture Filming Techniques
by Joseph V. Mascelli
Paperback - 252 pages 1st Silman edition (June 1998)
Silman-James Press; ISBN: 187950541X ;

Cinematography
Kris Malkiewicz
Van Nostrand Reinhold,
1973.

 

II Optics

Applied Photographic Optics (2nd Edition)
Sidney F. Ray
Focal Press
1996
ISBN: 0240514998

Optics & Focus for Camera Assistants : Art, Science & Zen
Fritz Hershey
Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0240802004
1996

Gradients of Depth in the Cinema Image
Charles H. Harpole
Ayer Company Publishers, Incorporated
1978
ISBN: 0405107536

 

III Light

The Beauty of Light
Ben Bova
John Wiley & Sons Inc.
1988

The Magic of Rays
Johannes Dogigli
Knopf Inc.
1961

Light Measurement Handbook
A.D. Ryer
International Light, Inc.
1997

Lighting Handbook (8th ed.)
Rea, M. S. (Ed.)
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
1993

The Universe of Light
W. L. Bragg
1959

Light
J. Rublowsky
1964

Light
H. Haken
1981

Light & Color in the Open Air
M. Minnaert
1954

 

VI Sensitometry

Photographic Sensitometry : The Study of Tone Reproduction
by Hollis N. Todd
Morgan & Morgan, Inc
1981
ISBN: 0871000008

Sensitometry for Photographers
Jack Eggleston
ASIN: 0240511441

Practical Sensitometry
George L. Wakefield
ASIN: 0852423101

 

V Exposure, Light Meters, Zone System

Understanding Exposure
Bryan Peterson
Amphoto
1990
ISBN: 0817437126

The Confused Photographer's Guide to Photographic Exposure and the Simplified
Zone System
Bahman Farzad (Photographer), Linda Voychehovski (Editor)
Confused Photographers Guide Books
1999
ISBN: 0966081714

The Confused Photographer's Guide to On-Camera Spotmetering
Bahman Farzad, Linda Voychehovski (Editor), Ron Smith (Editor)
Confused Photographers Guide Books
1998
ISBN: 0966081706

The Practical Zone System 3rd Edition
Chris Johnson
Focal Press
1999
ISBN: 0240803280

Beyond the Zone System
Phil Davis
Focal Press
1998
ISBN: 0240803434

The Negative (Ansel Adams Photography, Book 2)
Ansel Adams, Robert Baker (Contributor)
Little Brown & Co
1995
ISBN: 0821221868

 

VI Lighting

Film and Video Lighting Terms and Concepts (Focal Handbooks)
Richard K. Ferncase
Focal Press
1995
ISBN: 0240801571

A-Z of Lighting Terms
Brian Fitt
Focal Press
1999
ISBN: 0240515307

Matters of Light & Depth
by Ross Lowell
Lowel-Light Manufacturing, Inc
1999
ISBN: 0966250400

Film Lighting: Hollywood’s Leading Cinematographers Talk About Their Work.
Kris Malkiewicz
Simon & Schuster
1992.
ISBN: 0671766341

Lighting for Film and Electronic Cinematography
by John David Viera, Dave Viera
Wadsworth Publishing Company
1992
ISBN: 0534128106

Set Lighting Technician's Handbook : Film Lighting Equipment, Practice, and Electrical Distribution
by Harry C. Box
Focal Press
1997
ISBN: 0240802578

Lighting For Location Motion Pictures
Alan Ritsko
Van Nostrand Reinhold
1979.

Basic Lighting Worktext for Film and Video
Richard K. Ferncase.
Focal Press,
1992.
ISBN: 0240800850

Lighting For TV & Film
Gerald Millerson
Focal Press
1999
ISBN: 024051582X

Basics of Video Lighting
Des Lyver
Butterworth-Heinemann
1999
ISBN: 0240515595

Lighting For Video
Focal Press
1998

 

VII Colour

Color Science
G. Wyszecki & W.S. Stiles
John Wiley & Sons.
1967

Reproduction Of Colour
R.W.G Hunt
Fountain Press
1975
ISBN: 0863433685

 

VIII Post Production, Labs and Filters

Film Technology in Post Production (Media Manual Series)
Dominic Case
Focal Press
1997
ISBN: 0240514637

Image Control : Motion Picture & Video Filters & Lab Techniques
Gerald Hirschfeld, edited by Julia Tucker
Butterworth-Heinemann
1992
ISBN: 0240801679

Motion Picture Film Processing
Dominic Case
Focal Press
1985
ISBN: 024051243X

 

IX Theatres. Projection & Screening

Motion-Picture Projection and Theatre Presentation Manual
Don V. Kloepfel (ed.)
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
1969

Widescreen Motion-Picture Systems
Frank P. Clark
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
1965

 

X Special Effects Cinematography

Special Effects in Motion Pictures: Some Methods for Producing Mechanical Special Effects
Frank P. Clark
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
1966

The Technique of Special Effects Cinematography, 4th ed.
Raymond Fielding
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
1985

 

XI Video and Digital Cinematography

Filmmakers Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide For The Digital Age
Steven Ascher, Edward Pincus, Carol Keller, Robert Brown, Ted Spagna
Revised And Upd Edition
Plume Books
1999
ISBN: 0452279577

Digital Cinematography
Ben De Leeuw
Morgan Kaufmann Publishers
1997
ISBN: 0122088751

Digital Filmmaking: The Changing Art And Craft Of Making Motion Pictures
Thomas A. Ohanian, Michael E. Phillips
Focal Press
1996
ISBN: 0240804279

and

Butterworth-Heinemann, 2nd edition
2000

Electronic Moviemaking (Wadsworth Series in Television and Film)
by Lynne S. Gross, Larry W. Ward (Contributor)
Wadsworth Publishing Company
1996
ISBN: 0534507476

The Motion Picture Image : From Film to Digital
Steven Barclay
Butterworth-Heinemann
1999
ISBN: 0240803906

[digital] Lighting & Rendering
Jeremy Birn
New Riders
2000
ISBN: 1562059548

Digital Filmmaking Handbook
Ben Long & Sonja Schenk
Charles River Media
2000
ISBN: 1584500174

Electronic Cinematography: Achieving Photographic Control Over The Video Image
Harry Mathias and Richard Petterson
Wadsworth Publishing Company
1985

Video
Jackie Biel
Marshall Cavendish Corporation
1996
ISBN: 0761400486

Video Basics
Herbert Zettl
Wadsworth Publishing Company
2000
ISBN: 0534526292

Video Basics 2
Herbert Zettl
Wadsworth Publishing Company
1997
ISBN: 0534526861

Video Camera Operator's Handbook
Peter Hodges
Butterworth-Heinemann
1994
ISBN: 0240513142

Video Camera Techniques; A New Media Manual
Gerald Millerson
Butterworth-Heinemann
1994
ISBN: 0240513762

 

XII Camera Operation

Operating Cinematography For Film And Video: A Professional And Practical Guide
William E Hines
Ed-Venture Films/Books
1997

Motion Picture CameraTechniques
David W Samuelson
Hastings House
1978
ISBN: 0803847009

XIII Manuals & Handbooks

The Professional Cameraman's Handbook
Verne Carlson
Butterworth-Heinemann
1993
ISBN:024080080X

Camera Terms and Concepts (Focal Handbooks)
David E. Elkins
Focal Press
1993
ISBN: 0240801504

American Cinematographer Manual
Rod Ryan (Editor)
American Society of Cinematographers
ASIN: 0935578110

American Cinematographer Video Manual -- Second Edition
Frank Beacham
American Society of Cinematographers
ASIN: 0935578129

 

XIV Camera Assistantship, Grips and Gaffers

The Camera Assistant : A Complete Professional Handbook
Douglas C. Hart, Mary Mortimer (Illustrator)
Focal Press
1995
ISBN: 0240800427

The Grip Book
Sabrina Uva & Michael G. Uva
Butterworth-Heinemann
1997
ISBN: 0240803159

Gaffers, Grips, And Best Boys
Eric Taub
St. Martin's Press
1995
ISBN: 0312112769

Job Descriptions for Film, Video & CGI : Responsibilities & Duties for the Cinematic Craft Categories & Classifications
William E. Hines
Ed-Venture Films/Books
1999
ISBN: 0935873023

 

XV Camera Manuals

Motion Picture Camera Data
David W. Samuelson
Butterworth-Heinemann
1986
ISBN: 0240509986

The Arri 35 Book : A Guide to the 35Bl and 35-3 System
Jon Fauer
Arriflex Corp
1989
ISBN: 0936763019

Arriflex 16SR Book
by Jon Fauer
Focal Press
1999
ISBN: 0240803728

The 16mm Camera Book
Douglas Underdahl
Long Valley Equipment, Inc.
1993
ISBN: 1570872856

Panaflex User's Manual
David W. Samuelson
Butterworth-Heinemann
1996
ISBN: 0240802675

 

XVI Interviews with Cinematographers/About Cienmatography

Cinematography - Screencraft Series
Peter Ettedgui
Rotovision & Focal Press
1999.

Motion-Picture Cameraman
Edwin G. Lutz
Ayer Company Publishers, Incorporated
1978
ISBN: 0405038992

Principal Photography
Interviews with Feature Film Cinematographers
Vincent Lobrutto
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
1999
ISBN:0275949559

Cinematographers on the Art and Craft of Cinematography
Anna Kate Sterling (Compiler)
Scarecrow Press
1987
ISBN: 0810819724

Contemporary Cinematographers On Their Art
Pauline Rogers
Focal Press

More Contemporary Cinematographers on Their Art
Pauline B. Rogers
Butterworth-Heinemann
2000
ISBN: 024080368X

Women Behind the Camera : Conversations with Camerawomen
Alexis Krasilovsky
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
1997
ISBN:0275957454

Jiri Menzel & the History of the "Closely Watched Trains" : Contemporary Czech Cinematography
Josef Skvorecky
Eastern European Monographs
1982
ISBN: 0880330112

Masters of Light: Coversations with Contemporary Cinematographers.
Dennis Schaefer & Larry Salvato (ed)
University of California Press
1984.

 

XVII Memoirs

Seventy Light Years: A life In The Movies.
Freddy Young
Faber and Faber
1999.

Highlights & Shadows : The Memoirs of a Hollywood Cameraman
Charles G. Clarke, edited by Anthony Slide
Scarecrow Press, Incorporated
1989
ISBN: 0810822377

A Man With A Camera.
Nestor Almendros,.
Faber and Faber
1984.

Itinerant Cameraman
Walter Lasally
J. Murray
1987.

 

XVIII Cinematographic Aesthetics

How to Read a Film: The Art Technology, Language, History and Theory of Film and Media
James Moncaco
Oxford University PressUSA
1981 (Revised Edition)
ISBN 0 19 502806 6

Painting with light
John Alton
Macmillan Co
1949.
Reprinted in 1994
University of California Press

Grammar of the Shot (Media Manual Series)
by Roy Thompson
Focal Press
1998
ISBN: 0240513983

Notes on the Cinematographer
Robert Bresson (translated by Jonathan Griffin, introduction by J. M. Le Clezio)
Green Integer
ISBN: 1557133654
1997

Grammar of the film language
Daniel Arijon
Silman-James Press (Reprint)
1991
ISBN:187950507X

The Image in Dispute Art & Cinema in the Age of Photography
James D Andrew
University of Texas Press
1997
ISBN:0292704763

In Search for the Meaning of Existence in Cinematography
Ilija Poplasen
M I R Publishers
ISBN: 0935352066
1981

Making Images Move : Photographs & the Avant-Garde Cinema
Jan-Christopher Horak, edited by Charles Musser
Smithsonian Institution Press
1995
ISBN: 1560987448

The Mobile Mise En Scene : A Critical Analysis of the Theory & Practice of Long Take Camera Movement in the Narrative Film
L. Bacher
Ayer Company Publishers, Incorporated
1978
ISBN: 0405107501

Picture Composition for Film & Video
Peter Ward
Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0240514211
1995

 

XIX History of Photography, Cinema and Cinema Technology

A Technological History of Motion Pictures and Television:
An Anthology from the pages of the Journal of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Raymond Fielding (Ed.),
University of California (Berkeley) Press
1967, (1983 pbk.)
ISBN 0 520 05064 9

Milestones in Motion Picture and Television Technology:
The SMPTE 75th Anniversary Collection 1916 - 1991
Jeffrey Friedman (Ed.)
SMPTE
1991
ISBN 0 940690 19 5

Film Style And Technology: History And Analysis
Barry Salt
Starword Publishers
1993
ISBN: 095090662X

Cinema and Technology. Image, Sound Colour
Steve Neale
BFI & Macmillan
1985.

The Cinematic Apparatus
Teresa De Lauretis & Stephen Heath (eds.),
Houndmills: Macmillan
1980.

The History of Movie Photography
Brian Coe
Eastview Editions
1981
ISBN 0 89860 067 7

Ideology & Cinematography in Hollywood, 1930-39
Mike Cormack
Saint Martin's Press, LLC
1993
ISBN:0312100671

Pre-Cinema History: an Encyclopaedia and Annotated Bibliography of the Moving Image before 1896
Hermann & Ann Hecht (Ed.),
Bowker-Saur
ASIN: 1 8573 9056 3

History of the Kinetograph, Kinetoscope and Kinetophonograph
W.K.L. Dickson and Antonia Dickson, 1895,
The Arno Press Literature of Cinema Series
Arno Press Inc
Reprint 1994
ISBN 0 405 01611 5

George Eastman and the Early Photographers
Brian Coe
Priory Press, London,
1973
SBN 85078 116 7

The Birth of Photography: The Story of the formative years 1800 - 1900
Brian Coe
Hutchinson, Australia,
1977
ISBN 0 09 130280 1

Colour Photography: The First 100 years 1840 - 1940,
Brian Coe
Ash and Grant
1978
ISBN 0 904069 24 9

The History of Photography: Cameras, Pictures, Photographers
Johann Willsberger
Doubleday
1977
ISBN 0 385 12664 6

 

XX Cinematography in India (Journal Articles and Monographs)

Indian Cinematography
Western India Cinematographers Association
1993.

From Lensight Journal, Pune

Interveiw with Baba Azmi
Lensight Vol. II Issue - III, July 1993 (pg. 4 - 10)

Interviews with R.D.Mathur; A.K.Bir; Alok Das Gupta; Barun Mukerjee; Jaywant Pathare; Kamal Bose; Prabhakar Pendharkar; Kailash Surendranath; K.S.M. Rao; Rajan Kothari; R.V.Ramani; Ramchandra Babu
Lensight Vol. II Issue - IV, October 1993 (pg 4 - 9; 83 - 116)

Interview with Dilip Gupta
Lensight Vol. III Issue - II, April 1994 (pg 21 - 28)

Interview with Binod Pradhan; Rajendra Malone
Lensight Vol. III Issue - IV, October 1994 (pg.18 - 22; 79 - 84)

Interview with K. Ramachandra Babu
Lensight Vol. IV Issue - II, April 1995 (pg.4 - 7)

Interview with Santosh Sivan
Lensight Vol. IV Issue - III, October 1998 (pg.182 - 187)

Glossary (Cinematography)
Lensight Vol IV Issue- III, July - October 1995 (pg 47 - 102)

Article on AGFA GEVART
Lensight Vol IV Issue - I, Januaury 1995 (pg 21 - 29)

The Look of the Image - (On Cinematography in India)
Amrit Gangar, Cinemaya/ winter/ 1999/ 46 (pg. 4-10)

Subrata Mitra - Convocation Address in Film & Television Institute of India, 1989 - (unpublished)
ubrata Mitra - Inagural Speech at the founding of Indian Society of Cinematographers, 1995 - (unpublished)

The Theme of 'Darkness' in Cinematography
Sunny Joseph ISC
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