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Killer Camera Rigs That You Can Build: How to Build Your Own Camera Cranes, Car Mounts, Stabilizers, Dollies, and More!

By Dan Selakovich

Don't buy or rent your film equipment--build it! Construct professional-quality camera rigs on your own with this comprehensive, step-by-step guide and stop wasting your money on overpriced equipment ...

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Filming the Fantastic: A Guide to Visual Effects Cinematography

By Mark Sawicki

Dont waste valuable time and budget fixing your footage in post! Shoot the effects you want effectively and creatively the first time. This full-color step-by step guide to visual effects cinematog...

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Cinematography: A Guide for Film Makers and Film Teachers

By Kris Malkiewicz

Since its initial publication in 1973, Cinematography has become the standard guidebook on filmmaking techniques that emphasizes the cameraman's craft. Now completely revised and updated, it clearly a...

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The Grip Book

By Michael G. Uva & Sabrina Uva

The Grip Book has been widely used by beginners and experienced key grips alike as both a learning tool as well as a handy reference for a number of years. It clearly details and illustrates all the e...

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The 16mm Camera Book

By Douglas Underdahl

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Cinematography: Image Making for Cinematographers, Directors, and Videographers

By Blain Brown

Loads of books have been published on the art and science of capturing moving images over the years, but most have focussed either on film or video as the acquisition medium. In today's world, it is c...

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The Camera Assistant: A Complete Professional Handbook

By Douglas C. Hart

Veteran camera assistant Doug Hart describes in this comprehensive technical guide all of the important facets and duties of the first and second camera assistants' jobs. Whether it is feature films, ...

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Film Lighting

By Kris Malkiewicz

A gaffer is the chief electrician on a movie set, and this book contains interviews with gaffers and cinematographers who know their business, including Conrad Hall, James Wong Howe, Haskell Wexler, R...

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