Re: [Frameworks] Looking for a book on film post

From: mat fleming (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jul 06 2010 - 03:19:20 PDT

I think Your FIlm and The Lab, L. Bernard Happé, 1974, Focal Press is pretty
great if you can get a copy. It is very much done from a commercial point of
view (and quite old fashioned) but I found it really clear and useful all
round. Focal press still do these kind of industry manuals apparently.


On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 8:22 AM, Steve Polta <email suppressed> wrote:

> In the area of technical filmmaking you can find plenty of books which talk
> about labs, sound, printing, editing, etc. I've looked at lots of them but,
> in my opinion, INDEPENDENT FILMMAKING by Lenny Lipton is a masterpiece, in
> that it really is written from the point of view of what a film can be, as
> opposed to speaking from some industry point of view as to what filmmaking
> ought to be. I used this book when I was learning about filmmaking and
> besides being very solid technically, his references to Baillie, Hindle,
> Kuchar et al. (all of whom I'd never heard of) were just intriguing bonuses
> (intro by Stan Brakhage as well). Lipton has a real funny, laid back
> Northern California '60s style and subtle diy/anti-establishment politics
> which subtly waft through the book which make reading it really fun. This
> book was hugely important to me at one time, not just as a tech manual but
> really as more of an attitudinal thing. And it really really is a top notch
> technical filmmaking book. Fairly easy to find used I suspect.
> Steve Polta
> --- On Mon, 7/5/10, Charles Chadwick <email suppressed> wrote:
> > From: Charles Chadwick <email suppressed>
> > Subject: [Frameworks] Looking for a book on film post
> > To: "Experimental Film Discussion List" <email suppressed>
> > Date: Monday, July 5, 2010, 4:53 PM
> > Hey all, I'm looking for a book that
> > clearly explains all aspects of
> > 16mm post production: editing, sync sound post, negative
> > cutting,
> > dealing with labs, etc. Does anyone have any
> > reccomendations?
> >
> > -Charles
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