FilmSkills: Cinematography 2nd Edition


Cinematographers can drench an entire world in mystery, throw characters into a fury of action, and even show us the elated feelings of first love, all by creating emotion through the camera lens, lighting, and the art of composition. Written for both directors and cinematographers, FilmSkills: Cinematography takes you onto the set and gives you the tools to enhance your story through the power of light, and the camera.

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned filmmaker, FilmSkills: Cinematography unlocks the art AND craft of cinematography. Learn how to use the camera and lens to get the look you want, advanced lighting techniques, framing and composition techniques, and much more. Emmy-winning cinematographer Jason Tomaric shares what he learned over 20 years in the industry.

  • Paperback
  • 656 pages
  • 7.5 x 1.48 x 9.25 inches
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 979-8878942713


Jason proves that top-notch production values are within the reach of anyone who has ever dreamt of making his own movie. Jason knows what he’s talking about because he’s actually done it.

Steve Skrovan

Emmy-Winning Executive Producer of "Everybody Loves Raymond"

FilmSkills: Cinematography is your complete reference guide to the techniques of modern cinematography and is jam packed with all things cinematography.  Master the power of the camera and lens, discover lighting techniques, and how to compose the frame to maximize the emotional impact on your viewers.

  • Film and digital production processes
  • Cameras and lenses – from RED to DSLR
  • The art of creating and crafting light
  • Grip and rigging tools and techniques
  • Hollywood framing and composition standards
  • Camera and lighting equipment reference guides
  • Fully-illustrated with behind-the-scenes photos
  • Techniques from award-winning filmmakers