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The International Journal of Motion Imaging

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The eponymous, spacefaring
antihero (Vin Diesel, left) steels
himself for a fight in Riddick, shot
by David Eggby, ACS (right).

In an exclusive podcast, David Eggby, ACS discusses the strategies he employed on the sci-fi thriller Riddick, a sequel to
Pitch Black (2000), which Eggby also shot. This time around, escaped convict Riddick (Vin Diesel) must survive a race of
alien predators after being left for dead on a sun-blasted planet.

THIS MONTH'S ONLINE QUESTION: What are the best books you've read on the topic of cinematography?

Alex R. Hall: "Film Lighting by Kris
Malkiewicz. The interviews with some of the
industry's best cinematographers and gaffers
are an invaluable resource. It's the book I
always go to for lighting advice."

Juan Namnun: "La luz en el cine (Le lumiere
au cinema) by Fabrice Revault D'Allon. Himself a master storyteller, he puts the reader
on a journey of discovery from Billy Bitzer to
the New Wave inheritors."

Edward Ybarbo: "Blain Brown's Cinematog- Ignacio Aguilar: "Masters of Light is a great
raphy: Theory and Practice keeps me sharp." classic. I still like to watch the pictures mentioned in the book and then reread what the
Matthew A. MacDonald: "Writing with
cinematographers said about [that] particular
Light, Volume One: The Light by Vittorio
film. Also, Principal Photography by Vincent
Storaro, ASC, AIC."
LoBrutto."
Juan Sebastian Vasquez: "Without a
doubt, Set Lighting Technician's Handbook
by Harry C. Box."

Jules A. Bowie: "Shoot! by Luigi Pirandello
offers a deep and philosophical treatment of
cinematography that other practical books
can't touch. It is an art, after all."

Filip Stankovic: "Painting with Light by
John Alton, ASC. A great book which teaches you the fundamentals [of] cinematography
and allows you to take a step back and learn
how the groundwork was set for cinematographers today by masters like Alton."
Paulo Martins: "The American Cinematographer Manual."
Chris Carr: "Painting with Light by John
Alton, ASC, and Magic Hour by Jack Cardiff,
BSC."
Von Lucke Philipp: "Walter Murch's In the
Blink of an Eye. It taught me so many things
about using photography to tell a story, and
also why one makes films."
Ian Campbell: "A Man with a Camera by
NĂ©stor Almendros, ASC."
John Brune: "Every Frame a Rembrandt by
Andrew Laszlo, ASC."
David Gregan: "Reflections: 21 Cinematographers at Work is hands-down the finest
book on cinematography I have read. Indepth interviews with great American and
European directors of photography, and it
has lighting diagrams!"

To read more replies, visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AmericanCinematographer

Eggby photo by Jan Thijs. Photo and frame grab courtesy of Universal Pictures.

Ruairi O'Brien: "Masters of Light by Schaefer and Salvato. I would kill for an updated
version with some newer cameramen, but
the interviews are long enough and thoughtBrannigan Carter: "The Master Shots series, ful enough to [still] be of real value."
while geared toward newer filmmakers, is an
excellent 'tips and tricks' type of book that
Tobias Dodt: "Image Control by Gerald
Hirschfeld, ASC, and Reflections by Benjamin
gives budding cinematographers a little
Bergery. Both are absolutely brilliant!"
insight into how to get big Hollywood-style
shots on an independent budget - and not
Mic Pistol: "The Five C's of Cinematography
only get the shot, but make it work for the
by Joseph V. Mascelli. An oldie but goodie."
style of the film."
Bryan Land: "The Light on Her Face by
Joseph Walker, ASC. What a history. A brilliant guy."


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