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Masters of Light: Conversations with Contemporary Cinematographers Paperback – January 22, 1986

ISBN-13: 978-0520053366 ISBN-10: 0520053362

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press (January 22, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520053362
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520053366
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #907,810 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 2, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book almost made me cry. Although I'm more involved with directing itself than DoP functions it made me really want to get deeply involved in photography.
It gives an inside overview by the absolute pros in the matter wisely interviewed about the highlights in their careers, their careers as DoPs, their relationships with the directors and the technical secrets of well-known films and blockbusters.
A must for everybody involved in film or filmlovers!!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By crubin@caribe.net on November 15, 1997
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While reading this book, I began to understand that cinematography is a lot more than just a technical process (in a world where everyday images are becoming the real storytellers). This book teaches us ,in a really simple way, how to portrait realism using the magic of light. Also it is a very intimate comment on how the cinematographer explores feelings using light as a vehicle to communicate them. It's a remarkable book for professionals and cinematography lovers.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 8, 2003
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Trough conversations held with fifteen of the most accomplished contemporary cinematographers , the authors explore the working world of the person who controls the visual look and style of a film. In the past two decades a whole new generation of cinematographers has emerged on the international film scene. Often using spare and original lighting and camera techniques that would have horrified oldtime Hollywood, directors of photography have made a public mark on the film-making process that was all but unthinkable in earlier years. No other volume of in-depth conversations with generation of cinematographers is available to students and moviegoers. These interviews are rich in practical detail as well as stimulating discussions of aesthetic issues. Thus, reading this book is like taking a class from fifteen top cameramen. Taken together, the conversation in this book reveal the remarkable range of creativity and dedication demanded of the visual artist in feature filmmaking today.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Norvet on January 15, 2003
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The best book I have ever read in terms of intimately understanding the art and passion of the Cinematographer. All the interviews are great but the interview of Conrad Hall, ASC shines brighter now that he has passed on.
Must have.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 20, 1998
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Each chapter is an exciting, revealing conversation with a well known, talented Director of Photography. A great first hand way to learn why the films you love look the way they do.
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