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Friends of the ASC plus ASC 10TH Ed Manual Hardbound
Friends of the ASC plus ASC 10TH Ed Manual Hardbound

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Subscribe to Friends of the ASC and get a FREE hardbound copy of the American Cinematographer Manual, 10th Ed. (retail price: $100). Access to the digital edition of the manual is included with the print copy.
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  • An ASC Manual — 10th Edition (Hardbound)
    edited by Michael Goi, ASC

    The 10th Edition of the American Cinematographer Manual, known as the "Filmmaker's bible," for several generations, one of the world's most widely used cinema reference books is more comprehensive than ever — moving into the digital side of image capture. The editing of the 10th AC Manual was overseen by Michael Goi, ASC, former ASC President. He is a key speaker on issues involving technology and the history of cinema.

    Your purchase of the hardbound edition includes complimentary access to the ASC Manual two-volume digital edition. Within a few days of your purchase you will receive an email with login information to access your digital download.

    Completely re-imagined to reflect the sweeping technological changes that our industry has experienced, this edition of the Manual is vibrant and essential reading, as well as an invaluable field resource, covering subjects such as:

    A comprehensive breakdown of digital technology terminology
    The explosion of prosumer cameras in professional use
    LED lighting fixtures
    How to use the Academy Color Encoding Specification (ACES)
    An entirely new section on digital camera prep, and more!