Good ﬁlms—those that eectively communicate the desiredmessage—are the result of an almost magical blend of ideas andtechnological ingredients. And with an understanding of the tools andtechniques available to the ﬁlmmaker, you can truly realize your vision.The “idea” ingredient is well documented, for beginner andprofessional alike. Books covering virtually all aspects of the aestheticsand mechanics of ﬁlmmaking abound—how to choose an appropriateﬁlm style, the importance of sound, how to write an eective ﬁlmscript, the basic elements of visual continuity, etc.Although equally important, becoming ﬂuent with the technologicalaspects of ﬁlmmaking can be intimidating. With that in mind, we haveproduced this book,
The Essential Reference Guide for Filmmakers.
In ityou will ﬁnd technical information—about light meters, cameras, light,ﬁlm selection, postproduction, and workﬂows—in an easy-to-read-and-apply format.Ours is a business that’s more than 100 years old, and from thebeginning, Kodak has recognized that cinema is a form of artisticexpression. Today’s cinematographers have at their disposal a varietyof tools to assist them in manipulating and ﬁne-tuning their images.And with all the changes taking place in ﬁlm, digital, and hybridtechnologies, you are involved with the entertainment industry at oneof its most dynamic times.As you enter the exciting world of cinematography, remember thatKodak is an absolute treasure trove of information, and we are here toassist you in your journey. Hopefully you will ﬁnd this book useful—andwe invite you to call upon us now and in the future for the technology,products and support you need to succeed.
IDEAS AND TECHNOLOGY