It's a whole new world for cinematographers, camera assistants, and postproduction artists. New equipment, new methods, and new techlogies have to be learned and mastered. New roles such as that of the DIT (Digital Imaging Technician), Digital Loader, and Data Manager are integral to today's motion picture production process. Take your mastery of these new tools, techniques, and roles to the next level with this cutting-edge roadmap from esteemed author and filmmaker Blain Brown. The Filmmaker's Guide to Digital Imaging covers both the theory and the practice, featuring full-color, in-depth coverage of essential termilogy, techlogy, and industry-standard best-practices. Brown covers new industry-wide production standards such as ASC-CDL and the ACES workflow. Interviews with professional cinematographers and DITs working on Hollywood productions equip you with kwledge that is essential if you want to work in today's motion picture industry, whether as a cinematographer, DIT, Digital Loader, Data Manager, camera assistant, editor, or VFX artist. Topics include: * Digital sensors and cameras * The structure of digital images * Waveform monitors, vectorscopes, and test charts * Using linear, gamma, and log encoded video files * Exposure techniques for HD and UltraHD * Understanding digital color * Codecs and file formats * The DIT cart * Downloading, ingesting, and managing video files * Workflow from camera to DIT cart to post * Using metadata and timecode The companion website (www.focalpress.com/cw/brown) features additional material, including demonstrations and interviews with experienced DITs and cinematographers.
Blain Brown is a cinematographer, director and writer based in Los Angeles. He has been the director of photography on features, commercials, music videos, industrials and other types of projects. He has directed and edited features and commercials, worked as a producer and has had three screenplays produced. Educated at Long Island University, Harvard Graduate School of Design and M.I.T, he was a commercial still photographer in New York before getting into film production, which he has been doing for 26 years, starting as an electrician, gaffer, and grip and then as a cinematographer, director, writer, and producer. His previous books include: Cinematography: Theory and Practice Motion Picture and Video Lighting The Filmmakers Pocket Reference