Cinematography and Ethnography

Cinematography and Ethnography
Cinematography and Ethnography

Film brings people and cultures alive on the screen. It is a way that neither words nor still photos can produce. Video and film are becoming the medium of the future and people with the resources or expertise are turning to this type of technology. However, there are many assumptions that affect the way we shoot as ethnographers. These assumptions affect our relationship to the people we shoot, their realities and to our prospective viewers. Some of these assumptions we are aware of, others we are not. However, the more we can bring them out into the open, the better. This way, we have more of an idea of what we are doing, and are less likely to repeat blindly the errors of the past. 

CINEMATOGRAPHY AND ETHNOGRAPHY:


Professional Screenwriters, Directors, and Cinematographers


TOM ANTOS-Canadian Cinematographer – Cinematography Fundamentals
(TomAntosFilms Website)



Color Correction to Achieve Film Look – 1



Learn Filmmaking



How to Light a Film Scene: Cinematography and Filmmaking



Make Video Look Like Film: Shot Design



PRODUCTS:


2-Day Cine School with Tom Antos


 

DARE STEVENS-American Screenwriter, Director & Filmmaker
Filming Fundamentals (Dare Cinema Website)



How to Make Short Films (that don’t Suck) Post-Production and Distribution



What are the Basic Shot Types in Filmmaking?



The 7 Stages of Any Film



How to Make Short Films (that don’t Suck) Pre-Production & Filming



PRODUCTS:


Making Films from Your Photos



ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMS:


Nanook of the North: A story of life and love in the actual artic – Robert J. Flaherty


Drifters – John Grierson


Concorico Monsieur Poulet  – Jean Rouche


The Battle of San Pietro – John Huston


Titicut Follies – Frederick Wiseman


The Civil War – Ken Burns



BOOKS AND REFERENCES:


Cross-Cultural Filmmaking: A Handbook for Making Documentary and Ethnographic Films and Videos by llisa Barbash and Lucien Taylor


Making Movies, by Sidney Lumet


Moviemakers’ Master Class: Private Lessons from the World’s Foremost Directors, by Laurent Tirard


Take One to Take Four, by Robert J. Emery


The Five Cs of Cinematography – by Joseph V. Mascelli


Rebel without a Crew: Or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker With $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player, by Robert Rodriquez


The Filmmaker’s Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age by Steven Ascher, Edward Pincus, Carol Keller


Film Production: The Complete Uncensored Guide to Filmmaking by Greg Merritt

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