Books+DVDs

Film and Digital Times came about shortly after I had completed the ARRICAM Book. Emails started coming in asking, “where is the Arriflex 235 Book?” Technology is not waiting for the year it takes to crank out a book. FDTimes comes out every two months — keeping all of us up to date with the latest information.

One aside. You’ll notice a lot of the books are about Arriflex or Arricam cameras. I don’t work for ARRI. I’m a freelance Director and Cinematographer. I just happened to own a lot of these cameras, and wrote about what I knew. I wrote about them because I couldn’t understand the factory manuals, and figured no one else on the crew could either. So these books were partly done to protect my investments, some of which were still being paid off to skittish bankers who couldn’t comprehend why something that cost more than a house wasn’t transported in an armored vehicle or stored in a vault, but instead was shipped in a little, padded case.

Here are some of the books we’ve done, and some we recommend — all available from the ASC Bookstore.

Cinematographer Style Book: The Complete Interviews – Volume 2

The long-awaited completion of the Cinematographer Style trilogy: includes the 55 remaining full transcripts of the interviews conducted for the documentary Cinematographer Style. As with Volume One, the pages are packed with advice, anecdotes, lessons and history from some of the world’s top cinematographers.

Proceeds from sale of this book go to the ASC to help fund the new ASC museum.

Purchasing info at www.cinematographerstyle.com

Cinematographer Style Book: The Complete Interviews – Volume 1

The ASC Press publication Cinematographer Style, Volume 1, features 55 of the 110 interviews conducted between 2003 and 2005 for the feature-length documentary Cinematographer Style, is that there is no textbook for cinematography: it is an art, like painting, writing or composing, no two artists express themselves in exactly the same way.

Proceeds from sale of this book go to the ASC to help fund the new ASC museum.

Purchasing info at www.cinematographerstyle.com

Special Collectors Edition Cinematographer Style DVD

A film about film, Cinematographer Style pays homage to the artists who transform ideas into images. It sets out to answer the essential questions: What is a cinematographer? What makes style? Is it inspiration, innovation, experience? With 110 masterfully edited interviews of celebrated cinematographers from around the world, the film creates a collective narrative about the process and progress of filmmaking. The distinguished group of artists—including Vittorio Storaro, ASC, AIC (Apocalypse Now), Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC (No Country for Old Men), and Gordon Willis ASC (The Godfather)—discuss their various backgrounds, their dreams and struggles, and, most importantly, the passion they have for their craft.

Collector’s Edition Features Include: Uncut Interviews with legendary, award-winning filmmakers Vittorio Storaro, ASC,AIC and Gordon Willis, ASC; Filmmaker Biography

View the Trailer

Purchasing info at www.cinematographerstyle.com

ARRICAM Book & DVD: 2nd Edition

Jon Fauer has completely updated the book to reflect today’s trends and has added a DVD featuring interviews with leading cinematographers and 60 minutes of nuts and bolts, how-to tips and techniques. This book and DVD provide everything you need to know about the ARRICAM 35mm Motion Picture Camera System: ARRICAM Studio, ARRICAM Lite, Lenses, Modular Accessories and more

Proceeds from sale of this book go to the ASC to help fund the new ASC museum.

Book & DVD: $49.95 from The ASC Store

ARRICAM Book: 2nd Edition

Fauer’s latest book, a complete guide to the Arricam Studio and Lite camera systems. Published by ASC Press 2005, 408 pages, over 300 illustrations and photos, 7.5″ x 10.5″

Proceeds from sale of this book go to the ASC to help fund the new ASC museum.

Book Only: $39.95 from The ASC Store

ARRIFLEX 435 BOOK

The essential bestseller on one of the most widely-used cameras in the world. Published by Arriflex USA 1999, 316 pages, lots of line drawings and actual photos, 6″ x 9 1/4″

$42.00 from The ASC Store

ARRIFLEX 16 SR3: The Book

Profusely illustrated with line drawings by former camera assistant Mary Mortimer. New size: 5 1/2″ x 9 1/4″ (similar size as ACCESS and Michelin Guides). Published by Arriflex USA 1996.

$28.00 from The ASC

ARRIFLEX 16SR Book: Fourth Edition

A comprehensive manual on how to use the world’s most widely used motion picture cameras. Designed for assistants, cinematographers, camera owners and operators, this book incorporates both a detailed guide as well as a complete assistant’s manual for prep, operating and maintenance techniques that can be used on most camera systems. Trim: 6×9-inches. 192 pages.

$49.95 from The ASC

ARRIFLEX 35 Book: Fourth Edition

This fourth edition is the sixth reprint of Jon Fauer’s best-selling Arriflex 35 Book. It is the definitive guide on working with some of the world’s most widely used motion picture cameras: Arriflex 35BL, 35-3, 35-2C and 35-3C. Designed for assistants, cinematographers, camera owners and operators, this book incorporates both a detailed guide to the Arriflex 35 camera as well as complete assistant’s manual for prep, operating and maintenance techniques that can be used on most camera systems.

$59.95 from CineProMedia.com

ARRIFLEX 35 Book: Third Edition

Published by Focal Press, 1999, 358 pages, 7″ x 9 1/4″, plethora of line drawings and photos

View excerpts at www.fauer.com

ARRIFLEX 16SR Book: Third Edition

Published by Focal Press, 1999, 178 pages, 6″ x 9 1/4″, all the line drawings of the original book with added photos

ARRIFLEX 16SR3 Book and Video Series

Includes Book and 3 VHS Video Tapes: Intro, Camera Prep, Camera Setup

ARRI 16 SR Book

A Guide to the 16 SR1 and 16 SR2 System, over 15,000 copies. First published in 1986 as “The 16SR BOOK,” Spiral bound, 126 pages, black & white line drawings.

Out of print. May be available used from your local bookseller.

ARRI 35 Book

First published in 1989 as “The ARRI 35 BOOK,” in two colors, with a spiral binding. Second edition, renamed “ARRI 35 BOOK,” is black and white only, and is perfect (non spiral) bound. 304 pages.

Out of print. May be available used from your local bookseller.

Shooting Digital Video

Digital video is a revolutionary force in filmmaking today, and Shooting Digital Video provides a much-needed guide to selecting the right equipment for the job and using it to produce professional-level work. An excellent resource for those interested in shooting documentaries, news, shorts, home videos, corporate videos, or even low-budget features, Shooting Digital Video offers complete technological coverage – from editing to compression for the web. From acquiring and maintaining the necessary equipment to shooting and lighting your DV, this book will show both the professional and the amateur how to do it with style.

DVCAM: A Practical Guide to the Professional System

A nuts and bolts guide for anyone who wants to learn more about Sony DVCAM, to determine what equipment to use, how various models compare, and how to use each of them. A user-friendly overview of the DVCAM format and its equipment, the text covers camcorders, cameras, tape, VTRs, editors, and accessories. The focus is on quick guides (Jump Start chapters) that show how to use the various Sony DVCAM camcorders: DSR-PD100A, DSR-PD150, DSR-250, DSR-300A, and DSR-500WS. Professionals, film students, independent feature filmmakers, schools, government agencies and military services, and news crews will benefit from its hands-on approach.
$29.95 from The ASC Store

Available on Amazon Kindle

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