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American Cinematographer Manual (8th Edition)
by Rob Hummel
Book Description: The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has just published the much-anticipated 8th edition of the "ASC Film Manual." The manual is an authoritative source of technical information that is a widely used reference around the world. 

"Our purpose is to provide a single source of information that current and future cinematographers and other filmmakers can rely on," says ASC President Steven Poster. " ASC published its first film manual in 1930 (then called "The Cinematographic Annual"). This is the first new edition since 1993. It contains updated and new information about the art and craft of cinematography that was written and reviewed by the world's leading experts." 

There are 40 chapters and more than 100 tables and charts in the 929-page manual. Each chapter is authored by a renowned expert on the subject. The latest edition features new chapters covering such topics as high-definition telecine mastering and digital film post-production. 

Topics include: 
-Comparisons of film formats 
-Advice on choosing lenses and filters 
-Techniques for emulsion testing 
-Detailed description of lab procedures 
-Information about lighting 
-Camera stabilization and movement 
-Front projection 
-Motion control and other visual effects techniques 
-Computer graphics 
-Aerial and underwater cinematography 
-How to expose film in infrared and ultra-violet light 
-Digital film mastering 
Hardcover from American Society of Cinematography

American Cinematographer Video Manual 3RD Edition
by Michael Grotticelli
Paperback from American Society of Cinematography


Creative After Effects 5.0, Animation, visual effects and motion graphics production for TV and video
by Angie Taylor
(Paperback -- August 15, )

The Animator's Survival Kit
by Richard Williams
40 years in film, 3 acadamy awards....
Paperback: 352 pages
Faber & Faber; ISBN: 0571202284; (December )

Belgian Cinema/Le Cinema Belge/De Belgische Film
by Marianne Thys (Editor), Cinematheque Royale De Belgique

Basics of Video Lighting
by Des Lyver, Graham Swainson
Paperback: 144 pages
Focal Press; ISBN: 0240515595; 2nd edition (March )

by Kris Malkiewicz
Paperback from Fireside
24 February, 1989
The Image in Dispute: Art and Cinema in the Age of Photography
by James Dudley Andrew (Editor), et al
(Paperback -- June )

Desire Unlimited: The Cinema of Pedro Almodovar
by Paul Julian Smith
Listed under Cinema Directors

Digital Cinematography
by Paul Wheeler
This book covers the `on-the-set' knowledge you will need to know - its emphasis lies in practical application, rather than descriptions of technologies, so that in this book you will find usable `tools' and information to help you get the job done. From `getting the look' to lighting styles and ratios, what is needed for different types of shoots and the technical preparation required, this is a complete reference to the knowledge and skills required to shoot high end digital films. The Publisher.
Paperback: ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.50 x 9.67 x 7.46
Focal Press; ISBN: 0240516141;

David Samuelson's 'Hands-On' Manual for Cinematographers
by David Samuelson
(Paperback -- July )

Digital Filmmaking 101: An Essential Guide to Producing Low-Budget Movies
by Dale Newton, John Gaspard
(Paperback -- July )

Lighting for Digital Video & Television
by John Jackman
Paperback from CMP Books
Professional Lighting Handbook
by Sylvia Carlson, VERNE CARLSON
Hardcover from Focal Press
Vittorio Storaro: Writing with Light: Volume 1: The Light
by Vittorio Storaro
Hardcover from Aperture
Lighting for Film and Electronic Cinematography
by John David Viera, Dave Viera
Paperback from Wadsworth Publishing
Film Lighting
by Kris Malkiewicz
Paperback from Fireside
Motion Picture and Video Lighting
by Blain Brown
Paperback from Focal Press
Essential CG Lighting Techniques
by Darren Brooker
Paperback from Focal Press
A Practical Guide to Photographic Lighting: For Film and Digital Photography
by Jon Tarrant
Paperback from Focal Press
A-Z of Lighting Terms
Paperback from Focal Press
Guide to Postproduction for TV and Film: Managing the Process
by Barbara Clark (Editor), Susan Spohr (Editor)
(Paperback -- September )

Every Frame a Rembrandt, Art and Practice of Cinematography
by Andrew Laszlo, Andrew Quicke
Paperback: 280 pages
Focal Press; ISBN: 024080399X;

Film Directing Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept to Screen
by Steven D. Katz
(Paperback -- July 1991)

The Filmmaker's Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age
by Steven Ascher, et al
(Paperback -- March )

Fantasies of the Master Race: Literature, Cinema and the Colonization of American Indians
by Ward Churchill
Paperback from City Lights Books
Final Cut Pro 4 and the Art of Filmmaking
by Jason Cranford Teague, David Teague
Listed under Final Cut Pro
Hollywood's Indian: The Portrayal of the Native American in Film
Hollywood's Indian: The Portrayal of the Native American in Film
by Peter C. Rollins, John E. O'Connor
Paperback from University Press of Kentucky
How Not to Write a Screenplay: 101 Common Mistakes Most Screenwriters Make
by Denny Martin Flinn
(Paperback -- August )

Saving Private Ryan
by Steven Spielberg (Editor), et al
The photos and snippets of dialog and celebrity quotes in this tie-in book to Steven Spielberg's D-day film Saving Private Ryan are a continuation of the movie by other means. (Be forewarned that the book reveals one major plot point concerning Matt Damon's Private Ryan character.) If the color pictures look a bit washed-out compared to, say, Disney's The Art of Mulan, that's the idea--Spielberg renounced his razzle-dazzle visual magic in order to convey a brute reality honestly. "I didn't want to shoot the picture as a Hollywood gung ho Rambo kind of extravaganza," Spielberg says in the book. "Janusz [Kaminski, the cinematographer] stripped all the glossy filters and the filaments from the lenses so they were just like the kind of lenses they actually used in the Second World War. We shot a lot of the war sequences with the shutter speed used by those Bell and Howell cameras of the 1940s for making newsreels.... If we've done our jobs, [the audience] will think we were actually on the beach on D-day." Time magazine opined that the film boasts "quite possibly the greatest combat sequence ever made." 

The photos in this book give an inkling of that impact, and also evince the intense empathy for the GIs that won Spielberg the allegiance of the leading historian Stephen E. Ambrose, whose stunning book Citizen Soldiers was the director's prime influence. "I wanted to write about the lives of the GIs," Ambrose said in an interview. "Books are always written from the generals' point of view, but I'm sick of the generals and their point of view. It's more refreshing to be with the guys who did the fighting." After seeing the film or reading this book (or the novelization Saving Private Ryan), you may not feel refreshed, but you will be enlightened. And you will immediately want to read two other sagas of ordinary heroism by Ambrose, D-day and Undaunted Courage, his ode to Meriwether Lewis. 

Saving Private Ryan is, in a sense, a companion volume to Tim O'Brien's masterpiece Going After Cacciato, about soldiers hunting down a deserter during the Vietnam War. Spielberg's story of GIs risking their lives hunting down an endangered dogface to save his life helps measure what it was that Americans lost between World War II and Vietnam. --Tim Appelo -
Hardcover: 96 pages
Newmarket Press; ISBN: 1557043701; (July 24, )

Set Lighting Technician's Handbook : Film Lighting Equipment, Practice, and Electrical Distribution
by Harry Box
Paperback from Focal Press
Special Effects: The History and Technique
by Richard Rickitt
Hardcover from Watson-Guptill Pubns
Secrets of Hollywood Special Effects
by Robert McCarthy
Hardcover from Focal Press
Setting Up Your Shots
by Jeremy Vineyard, Jose Cruz (Illustrator)
Paperback: 142 pages
Michael Wiese Productions; ISBN: 0941188736; 0 edition (January 15, )

Stage Rigging Handbook
by Jay O. Glerum

Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting
by Robert McKee
(Hardcover -- October )

Stanley Kubrick, Director: A Visual Analysis
by Alexander Walker, et al
Listed under Stanley Kubrick

Sight, Sound, Motion: Applied Media Aesthetics
by Herbert Zettl
(Hardcover -- July 13, )

Skinflicks: The Inside Story of the X-Rated Video Industry
by David Jennings
Listed under Pornography

Uva's Guide to Cranes, Dollies, and Remote Heads
by Michael Uva, Sabrina Uva
For filmmakers and cinematographers.
Hardcover: 576 pages
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing; ISBN: 0070578893; 3rd edition (July 27, )
Out of Print


What They Don't Teach You at Film School : 161 Strategies to Making Your Own Movie No Matter What
by Camille Landau, Tiare White
Book Description: Two filmmakers who've beaten the system give the real dope on what it takes to get your movie made Do you have to go to film school to get your movies made? No, say two young entrepreneurs who survived the grind. Here they offer 140 strategies for making movies no matter what. Amateurs as well as seasoned veterans can pick up this entertaining and incredibly useful guide in any place--at any point of crisis--and find tactics that work. Whether it's raising money or cutting your budget; dealing...
Paperback: 256 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.71 x 8.06 x 5.31
Publisher: Hyperion (Adult Trd Pap);
ISBN: 0786884770 

Visual Effects Cinematography
by Zoran Perisic
Paperback: 290 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.53 x 10.02 x 7.03
Focal Press; ISBN: 0240803515; (January 15, )

The Digital Filmmaking Handbook
by Ben Long, Sonja Schenk
Paperback from Charles River Media
Digital Cinematography & Directing
by Dan Ablan
Paperback from New Riders
Cinematography: Image Making for Cinematographers, Directors, and Videographers
by Blain Brown
Paperback from Focal Press
The Visual Story: Seeing the Structure of Film, TV and New Media
by Bruce Block
Paperback from Focal Press
The Invisible Art
by Mark Cotta Vaz, Craig Barron
Hardcover from Chronicle Books

Asian Cinema
City on Fire: Hong Kong Cinema
by Lisa Odham Stokes, Michael Hoover
Listed under Chinese Cinema

Contemporary Japanese Film
by Mark Schilling 

A Hundred Years of Japanese Film
by Donald Richie, Paul Schrader (Introduction)

The 16mm Camera Book
by Douglas Underdahl
(Paperback -- June 1, 1993)
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Cinematography: Screencraft
by Peter Ettedgui
(Paperback -- October )
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