Introduction; Basics of Cinematography; The Camera Department; Second Camera Assistant; First Camera Assistant; Problems and Troubleshooting; Cameras; Before, During and After the Job; Appendix A: Film Stock; Appendix B: Equipment; Appendix C: Camera Department Checklists and Production Forms; Appendix D: Tools and Accessories; Appendix E: Tables and Formulas; Recommended Reading; Glossary
Covers all cinematography basics Equally accessible to beginners and experienced cameramen Heavily illustrated, with checklists, tables, and sample forms
David E. Elkins is a working camera operator and first assistant cameraman with over 15 years of professional experience working on feature films, television series, commercials, music videos and much more. His credits include The Wonder Years, Star Trek: The Next Generation and Gabriel's Fire, commercials for McDonalds, Burger King, and Life Savers, as well as music videos for The Beastie Boys, Coolio and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. In addition to his production experience he has taught various film production classes and workshops throughout the country and is currently a Filmmaker-in-Residence in the Cinematography Department at the North Carolina School of the Arts School of Filmmaking. He is an active member of the International Cinematographers Guild and Society of Operating Cameramen. He is the author of Camera Terms and Concepts, also published by Focal Press.