Created by a 2-time Emmy nominee and 20-year film school professor, “Shooting for Film and Television” explains the basics of cinematography and camerawork in a way anyone can understand. The book makes maximum use of the iPad’s capabilities—with dozens of clips from films and TV shows that precisely illustrate each concept.
The text covers all the key basics: wide shots, close-ups, and over-the-shoulders; looking room and lead room; high and low angle; foreground and framing; and dozens of insider tips on getting that perfect shot. These are concepts that no paper textbook can adequately demonstrate, but the rich media capabilities of the iPad make everything clear.
Whether you are shooting documentaries, feature films, or family videos, the techniques of good camera work are the same. And this book offers the best-ever method of learning those principles, because you can see clips of the masters integrated in the text.
The textbook’s author, Prof. Michael Trinklein, has produced some of PBS’s highest-rated series and won numerous awards. A tenured university professor, he spent years working out the best way to teach film and television production. This iPad text brings together the best teaching concepts honed from decades of classroom experience. More than 500 schools worldwide already use his teaching materials, now anyone can learn the inside secrets of the production industry.