Best Reference Books – Cinematography

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We have compiled a list of Best Reference Books on Cinematography Subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges.

Here is the full list of best reference books on Cinematography.

We have put a lot of effort into researching the best books for reference on this subject and came out with a recommended list of best books. The table below contains a review of these books and links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

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1. “The Five C’s of Cinematography: Motion Picture Filming Techniques” by Joseph V Mascelli
2. “Cinematography” by Kris Malkiewicz
3. “Cinematography: Theory and Practice: Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors” by Blain Brown
4. “Master Shots, Vol. 3: The Director’s Vision” by Christopher Kenworthy
5. “Film Lighting: Talks with Hollywood’s Cinematographers and Gaffers” by Kris Malkiewicz
6. “Digital Cinematography” by R Balaji
7. “Digital Cinematography: Fundamentals, Tools, Techniques, and Workflows” by David Stump
8. “Setting Up Your Scenes: The Inner Workings of Great Films” by Richard Pepperman
9. “The Filmmaker’s Eye: Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition” by Gustavo Mercado
10. “Cinematic Storytelling: The 100 Most Powerful Film Conventions Every Filmmaker Must Know” by Jennifer Van Sijll

People who are searching for Free downloads of books and free pdf copies of these books – “The Five C’s of Cinematography: Motion Picture Filming Techniques” by Joseph V Mascelli, “Cinematography” by Kris Malkiewicz, “Cinematography: Theory and Practice: Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors” by Blain Brown, “Master Shots, Vol. 3: The Director’s Vision” by Christopher Kenworthy, “Film Lighting: Talks with Hollywood’s Cinematographers and Gaffers” by Kris Malkiewicz, “Digital Cinematography” by R Balaji, “Digital Cinematography: Fundamentals, Tools, Techniques, and Workflows” by David Stump, “Setting Up Your Scenes: The Inner Workings of Great Films” by Richard Pepperman, “The Filmmaker’s Eye: Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition” by Gustavo Mercado, “Cinematic Storytelling: The 100 Most Powerful Film Conventions Every Filmmaker Must Know” by Jennifer Van Sijll – we would like to mention that we don’t have free downloadable pdf copies of these good books and one should look for free pdf copies from these Authors only if they have explicitly made it free to download and read them.

We have created a collection of best reference books on “Cinematography” so that one can readily see the list of top books on “Cinematography” and buy the books either online or offline.

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