Harry Mathias is the author of the new book:
The Death & Rebirth of Cinema: MASTERING THE ART OF CINEMATOGRAPHY IN THE DIGITAL CINEMA AGE
This site is about enhancing the art of cinematography &
improving image quality in Digital Cinema!
While using today’s new technology in our filmmaking, we can’t lose sight of our cinematic art.
In this new world of cinema technology, why should a cinematographer need a book on art? Because cinematography is a visual art form, and it is “Technology in the service of Art, not the other way around. “
No one ever chose to hire a cinematographer because they were good at technical things. But no cinematographer ever kept their job if they couldn’t master the new technology that permeates the cinema today. This book will teach you to do both. Learn How to Master the Art of Digital Cinema Cinematography! Really understand the new technology. It’s about the art of making images and what you, as a cinematographer, know about lighting and controlling digital images. Whether you are [...]
Revolutionize your cinematography! Read and use the new book “The Death & Rebirth of Cinema: Mastering the Art of Cinematography in the Digital Cinema Age”
It’s not just which Camera to use... Learn How to Master the Art of Digital Cinema Cinematography! Really understand the new technology. It’s about the art of making images and what you, as a cinematographer, know about lighting and controlling digital images. Whether you are a film Director, or a Director of Photography, it is both your knowledge and your art that will build your future success. But having ideas is simply not enough: You must be able to create the artful [...]
Harry Mathias is an experienced Director of Photography of feature films. He is schooled in the classical Hollywood movie traditions of cinematography and lighting and has collaborated with some of the greatest names in the cinema industry. His feature films have included drama, comedy, action, and special-effects movies. Harry Mathias was nominated for an Oscar in 1980 for Solly’s Diner. He is a pioneer of digital cinema, holding three film and digital cinema patents, with two more pending, but he [...]
What Readers & Reviewers Say About Harry’s new book.
“Simply put, Harry Mathias has done it again. The Death & Rebirth of Cinema solidifies Mathias’s standing as THE great translator of film-to-digital imaging technology. Just as he did with “Electronic Cinematography” 30 years ago, Mathias cuts through the web of misinformation and lays out a brilliant method to gain control over new and constantly changing imaging technologies without losing sight of the valuable lessons cinematographers have taught us for over 100 years. Harry Mathias has the professional experience, technological savvy, and artistic integrity to connect the rich, foundational knowledge of past photographic systems to today’s rapidly changing “technology of the month” attitude.” — William McDonald, UCLA Professor & Chair, Department of Film, Television and Digital Media
“Mathias covers essential aspects of the process, including image design, exposure, color timing, lens selection, lighting, and postproduction planning. He doesn’t include references to specific models of digital cameras, which become obsolete at the pace of technological innovation; rather, his goal was to create a work that would remain relevant for all future models of camera, as the fundamentals of cinematography will remain intact… He’s a patient, practical instructor, and his prose is clear and conversational… The author’s experience and deep love of film is apparent from the beginning, though, and despite all the changes that continue to occur in the world of film production, readers will come away feeling optimistic. The old arts, it turns out, have not yet been lost; they’re simply waiting to be rediscovered by a willing generation of artists.” — Kirkus Reviews
The Death & Rebirth of Cinema: MASTERING THE ART OF CINEMATOGRAPHY IN THE DIGITAL CINEMA AGE, by Harry Mathias, (Waterfront Press, Published Dec. 2015, ISBN 978-1943625147)
AMAZON LINK: https://www.amazon.com/author/harry_mathias
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