An Introduction about Cinematography.
Tamilnadu is one of the leading film producers of the world. Tamil cinema impacts in various factors of Tamil fraternity. Unluckily if we ask about literature or educational materials in Tamil Cinema, The answer is “No” . Nowadays awareness on film literature is increased and books on technical perspective are coming up. Vijay Armstrong, a young and dynamic cinematography professional working in south Indian cinema compiled beautiful information on cinematography titled “OLI YENNUM MOZHI” ( A Language on Lighting ). Author him selves claims, My book is not to change the literature scenario of Tamil, Its just a compositions of my experiences. When I entered in this industry I am clueless. But my book will help for the people who want to be a film maker of Cinematographer. Its true, the way of narration, examples and the whole technical aspects are explained in common man knowledge, even very very average person can read and learn.
A Book on War Cinemas.
Every race has its own individuality. It has its own emotions and characters. In this endless galaxy, every race needs to live independently and with their own rights. Most of the wars in this world occurred due to sustain their rights and freedom. Not only from country to country, lots of wars happened in-between continents. When we go through the history, we came to know all above incidents through books; paintings, sculptures etc., when cinema entered, and all this history are made as films. “PORTHIRAI” is a book on war cinemas. Vijay Armstrong with his unique beautiful narrative style compiled about popular war cinemas.
My Experiences in Cinematography
A Travel with a Cinematographer is a small autobiography of Vijay Armstrong. He narrates about his experiences in the field of Cinematography.Armstrong in this explains how his interest in Art, Paintings, Sculptures, Comics and cinema helps him to be a successful cinematographer. He cinematography is not just operating a camera, it’s a fulfilled skill on lights and shades. A cinematographer must read good books and comics should visits art exhibitions, galleries to enhance his knowledge. This book was released by Ulaganayagan Kamala Hassan presided over by Ace Film Maker Bharathiraja and leading cinematographers.
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