These are a few of the books we’re required/recommended to get. Hopefully I’ll be able to go into more detail about each one in the future.
We were recommended to buy this book last year for Filmmaking I, and now both Filmmaking III and Advanced Cinematography are recommending it. I have it, but haven’t read it cover to cover yet. The photos are a bit dated, but the information is still the same. Every sentence makes a useful point, so it’s a lot to take in, but for $20 this is a great film book.
This is the Cinematographer’s Bible. At $90, it’s a bit pricey, but I might get it because I know I’ll be referring to it in the future.
Reflections is required for our Cinematography class. Each chapter covers a different aspect of cinematography, written by a different cinematographer with lots of diagrams, examples, and illustrations. I’m glad I’m finally being forced to buy it.
I’ve never heard of this book before today. It’s our other required book for Cinematography. I believe it covers filters and manipulating the negative.
This is not required, but I got this for Christmas last year. It’s an amazing reference and even has some good chapters about basic lighting.
Some of these books are bundled together at a lower price at The ASC Store.