Gerald Hirschfeld, ASC
Image Control explains the devices and means that can be used to create a memorable and expressive image onscreen. The key to creativity is mastery of the medium, so it is vital to understand the impact that filters and lab procedures can have on film and digital images. In the pages of this book, you will learn closely guarded secrets that professionals have developed though hard work and years of experience. Image Control shows how to manipulate the image in front of the camera, inside the camera and in the lab.
This new 2nd Edition features:
- Hard-to-find information on filters and their effects; their advantages and disadvantages; and the effects of exposure adjustments
- Explanations of the different lab processes that affect the image and how they can be used for subliminal scene support
- Step-by-step instructions on how to set up, shoot and evaluate lab tests and lenses
- Measures to control the color response of color negatives
- Insights into postproduction work such as opticals, dupes, film-to-tape transfers and digital intermediates
- How to use camera filters to enhance video images
Written in a conversational, easy-to-follow style, Image Control provides unique, invaluable information on filters, lenses, color interaction, labs, and testing and evaluation procedures, many of which were used on Academy Award-winning films.
Gerald Hirschfeld, ASC, is a director of photography for theatrical feature films and commercials. In a career spanning more than 45 years, he has shot such productions as Diary of a Mad Housewife, Young Frankenstein, Fail-Safe, My Favorite Year and Goodbye Columbus. He has taught at the New Institute of Film in Brooklyn, N.Y., and the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. He and his wife, Julia Tucker, who edited this book, were filmmakers in residence for three years at the International Film & Digital Workshops in Rockport, Maine. The first edition of Image Control won a book award from the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation of London, England.