Motion Picture Photography: A History, 1891-1960

Motion Picture Photography: A History, 1891-1960

by H. Mario Raimondo-Souto

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Overview

In 1891, William Dickson, a researcher at Thomas Edison’s firm, developed the Kinetograph, a motion picture camera that used Eastman Kodak’s new celluloid film. Almost immediately, an industry was born. The new artistic and technical discipline of motion picture photography matured as the film industry grew. From the beginnings of the movie camera, developments in film production and exhibition have been inextricably linked to the evolution of motion picture photography.
This work traces the history of motion picture photography from the late 19th century through the year 1960, when color photography became the accepted standard. Generously illustrated, it covers each decade’s cameras, lenses, cameramen, film processing methods, formats, studios, lighting techniques and major cinematographic developments. Each chapter concludes with examples of the decade’s outstanding cinematography.
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786427840
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 11/27/2006
Pages: 379
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.76(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

H. Mario Raimondo-Souto is an Uruguayan filmmaker.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Preface 1



PART I—THE BEGINNINGS

1. Chronology of an Invention 3

2. The First Cameramen 8

3. Motion Picture Cameras and Lenses 19

4. The First Studios 32

5. Film Processing 38

6. Color and Film Formats 47

7. First Conflicts and Wars 51



PART II—THE TWENTIES

8. Cameras 54

9. Shooting Implements and Systems 73

10. Studios of the Twenties 87

11. The Work of the Studio Cameraman 92

12. The Mobile Camera 98

13. Lighting Techniques 102

14. The Silent Newsreel 107

15. The Cameraman in Exotic Lands 112

16. Motion Picture Laboratories 117

17. Trick Cinematography 125

18. Outstanding Cinematography 129



PART III—THE THIRTIES

19. Cameras 142

20. New Film Studios 163

21. All Talking Newsreels 178

22. New Lighting Techniques 187

23. Advances in Special Effects 198

24. New Color Systems 208

25. Progress and New Technology 219

26. Cinematographers 228

27. Outstanding Cinematography 233



PART IV—THE FORTIES

28. The Film Industry in the Forties 248

29. Cameras 252

30. The Combat Cameraman 267

31. Color in the Forties 272

32. Best Cinematography 276



PART V—THE FIFTIES

33. General View of the Decade 289

34. Cameras 293

35. New Screen Techniques 308

36. Mid-Century Technology 319

37. Cinematographers of the Fifties 335



Closing Words 347

Notes 349

Bibliography 359

Index 365

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