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Announcing New Edition of American Cinematographer Manual

The completely revised 11th edition of this essential technical reference is now exclusively available from the ASC. 

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The completely revised 11th edition of this essential technical reference is now exclusively available from the ASC.

Containing entirely new chapters and substantial rewrites of entries from the previous edition, this hardback book designed for on-set use is a must-have for cinematographers and other motion-imaging professionals.


Edited by M. David Mullen, ASC and ASC associate member Rob Hummel, contributors to this updated edition include Society members Bill Bennett, Christopher Chomyn, Richard Crudo, Richard Edlund, John C. Hora, Levie Isaacks, Dennis Muren, James Neihouse, Sam Nicholson, Steven Poster, Christopher Probst, Pete Romano, Roberto Schaefer and David Stump.


Topics covered in this 11th edition of our “Filmmaker’s Bible” include:


• Evaluating digital cameras
• Take ownership of your sensor
• Measuring light
• The color science behind modern lighting instruments
• Virtual production/emissive screens
• Digital versions of day-for-night and infrared cinematography
• Imax/large-format cinematography
• Specialty lenses
• Variable frame rates
• ASC Color-Decision List (ASC CDL)
• Academy Color Encoding System (ACES)


A limited run of 3,500 copies of this hardback edition will be available, so act now to reserve your copy through the ASC Store.


The new AC Manual is in stock and shipping now.



American Cinematographer Manual
Eleventh Edition
Table of Contents


Foreward


Origins of the American Society of Cinematographers
David E. Williams


Responsibilities of the Cinematographer


Basic Digital Concepts
Marty Ollstein


Resolution, Acuity, and Contrast Sensitivity and Their Contribution to Cinematography
Daniel S. Rosen


Criteria for Evaluating Digital Cinema Cameras
David Stump, ASC


Take Ownership of Your Sensor
Richard Crudo, ASC


Exposure Meters
Nasir Zaidi


Measuring Light
Christopher Chomyn, ASC


Light Sources and Lighting Instruments
Phil Rhodes with Frieder Hochheim and Tim S. Kang


Lenses
Iain A. Neil


Anamorphic Cinematography
John C. Hora, ASC


Depth of Field
Rob Hummel


Compositional Considerations When Choosing Aspect Ratio & How Shooting Film vs. Digital Impacts Those Choices
Rob Hummel


Set Safety
Steven Poster, ASC and Michael Chambliss


Filters
Ira Tiffen


Camera-Stabilizing Systems
Larry McConkey, SOC


Monitor Setup for Accurate Picture Review
Lou Levinson and Gary Mandie


16mm
Roberto Schaefer, ASC


Imax
James Neihouse, ASC


Aerial Cinematography
Jon Kranhouse and David B. Nowell, ASC


Underwater Cinematography
Pete Romano, ASC


Day-for-Night
M. David Mullen, ASC


Introduction into 3D Cinematography
Buzz Hays


Emissive-Screen Cinematography in Virtual Production
Noah Kadner


Photographing Displays, Past & Present
Steve Irwin


Infrared Cinematography
Bill Bennett, ASC


Arctic-Tropical Cinematography
James Neihouse, ASC


Specialty Lenses
Mako Kowai


Macro Cinematography
Christopher Probst, ASC


Virtual Reality / 360° Cinematography
Noah Kadner


Variable Frame Rate
Jonathan Erland


The Cinematographer and the Laboratory
Rob Hummel


Previsualization
Colin Green


Digital Postproduction for Feature Films
Sarah Priestnall


ASC Color-Decision List
David Reisner and Joshua Pines


The Academy Color Encoding System (ACES)
Annie Chang and Andy Maltz


Working with Greenscreens and Bluescreens
Sam Nicholson, ASC and David Stump, ASC


Photographing Miniatures
Dennis Muren, ASC


In-Camera Compositing of Miniatures with Full-Scale Live-Action Actors
Dan Curry, VES


Motion-Control Cinematography
Richard Edlund, ASC


Film Format Dimensions


Formulas
R. Evans Wetmore, P.E.


Postproduction and VFX Glossary


Digital Glossary
Marty Ollstein and Levie Isaacks, ASC


Tables


Further Reading


Index


About the Editors


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