March 3, 2016 at 4:20AM

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Books for learning cinematography

Hi there!
I would like learning cinematography by reading books. Which books should I read?
Thanks in advance!

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March 3, 2016 at 6:07AM, Edited March 3, 6:07AM

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You can't learn it by reading books.

Sure books have a place. They can give guidelines, rules (that can be broken), tried and tested practices that work and provide historical information but actual learning?

It's like trying to learn kung fu by reading books.
Won't happen!

I think it is more effective to watch the thousand instructional videos from absolute beginner to advanced level on YouTube and Vimeo. Some will be very good and some will be sheer nonsense but it certainly will trigger your imagination. And of course watch good movies.

But the bottom line is that you have to try yourself and get valuable feedback what works and what does not.

March 3, 2016 at 7:59AM, Edited March 3, 8:02AM

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Cary Knoop
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thanks a lot!

Jonathan ten Broeke

March 3, 2016 at 9:34AM

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