Cinematography Research Guide A Research Tool by Jack Shelbourn

This is the recommended reading list for anyone performing research into the role and art of the Cinematographer.

As well as anyone looking to have a career in the Camera or Lighting department on a film/TV set with the ultimate goal of becoming a Director of Photography.

Reading these books should form the foundation of any Cinematography research before using the web resources to find current and up to date information.

Reading List

Essential Reading

Malkiewicz, K. (1992) Cinematography — Fireside Press

Malkiewicz, K. (1986) Film Lighting — Fireside Press

Wheeler, P. (2005) Practical Cinematography — Focal Press

Additional Reading

Joseph, V. Mascelli (1965) The Five C’s Of Cinematography — Silman James Press

Brown, B. (2002) Cinematography, Theory And Practice — Focal Press

Wheeler, P. (2009) High Definition Cinematography (3rd Edition) — Focal Press

Carlson & Carlson. (1991) Professional Lighting Handbook (2nd Edition) — Focal Press


American Cinematographer (Monthly Magazine) available at the University Library

British Cinematographer (Magazine of the British Society of Cinematographers, published 6 times a year) available at the School of Film and Media...

These Web Resources should be used to back up your academic sources and to bring up to date and current knowledge to your research.

Web Resources

Websites & Blogs

British Society of Cinematographers: https://bscine.com/

Shane Hurlbut ASC: http://www.thehurlblog.com/

The Black & Blue: http://www.theblackandblue.com/

Cinema5D: https://www.cinema5d.com/news/

The Wondering DP: http://wanderingdp.com/

Cinematography Detabase: http://www.cinematographydb.com/

LSFM Cinematography Forum: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LSFMCinematographyForum/

News Shooter: http://www.newsshooter.com/

Premium Beat: https://www.premiumbeat.com/blog

YouTube Videos

Dedo Lighting Workshop: https://youtu.be/NE3YZksi9i8

Arri Workshop - Sean Babbitt BSC: https://youtu.be/IHcYjKpJb-I

Arri Workshop - Tom Stern ASC & Reed Morano ASC: https://youtu.be/1S8Q7t8c01Y

This Learning resource was created by Jack Shelbourn: jshelbourn@lincoln.ac.uk
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