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The Essential Reference Guide for Filmmakers PDF, EPUB

This is intended as an on-line resource for up-and-coming filmmakers who would like to learn more about the theory and practice of shooting film. You can select topics from the index for viewing or download.

Cinematographers Field Guide PDF, EPUB

This pocket-sized publication provides up-to-date and easy-to-use information about all KODAK Motion Picture Camera Films and several related subjects.

What To Do Before You Shoot

Like most things, filmmaking has a distinct process already in place. Following this order of operations will help your production.

Exploring the Color Image

This publication is intended more as a connected discourse than as a reference work containing practical "how-to-do-it" information. It is a brief discussion of the tremendously complex subject of color from a single point of view, that of the photographer or cinematographer.

Basic Photographic Sensitometric Workbook PDF

Sensitometry is the science of measuring the sensitivity of photographic materials. As a photographer, graphic arts cameraman, cinematographer, or other user of photographic materials, you will use sensitometry in the control of operations involving exposing and processing photographic materials. This workbook was prepared by Kodak for individual use on a self-study basis.

Motion Picture Color Theory Workbook PDF

Photographic techniques for both picture-taking and photofinishing center around light and its controlled use. The basis of all color theory is light. This self-study workbook was prepared by Kodak and includes general information about color.

Capturing Information of Film PDF

How much information can be captured on one frame of 35mm color negative film? How does that compare with the best digital image capture systems? We put those and other related questions to Nestor Rodriguez, senior principal scientist for the Kodak Entertainment Imaging division.