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FILM E-BOOK How to Read a Film by James Monaco [in chapter sections]



How to Read a Film


By James Monaco (First published 1977)


Chapter 1. Film as Art


Chapter 2. Technology: Imagine and Sound


Chapter 3. The Language of Films: Signs and Syntax


Chapter 4. The Shape of Film History


Chapter 5. Film Theory: Form and Function


Chapter 6. Media: In the Middle of Things


Chapter 7. Multimedia: The Digital Revolution



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June 19, 2011 Posted by | film music, film narratology, film production, film stock, film techniques, film theory, film [its techniques], film-maker, James Monaco | 4 Comments

FILM DIGITAL CINEMATOGRAPHY 24 fps maybe be on the way out



Peter Jackson Starts Shooting ‘The Hobbit’ at 48 FPS: Why 24P May Be on the Way Out


which contains an impressive video by Doug Tumball explaining and showing how 24 fps and 60 fps can be extracted from 120 fps filming.


There is a link to Peter Jackson’s Facebook page ( 11 April 2011) 48 frames per second



June 9, 2011 Posted by | 120 fps, 24 fps, 48 fps, 60 fps, Douglas Trumball, film - digital cinematography, film analog/digital, film stock | Leave a comment