The Complete Film Dictionary
by Ira Konigsberg
'Bloomsbury Publishing, 1997, lightly illustrated with b/w photographs and illustrations, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0747535930
Near Fine Condition, previous owners inscription on front flyleaf, minor edge and shelf wear
'It is a dictionary for film students, anyone involved in the industry and all those who have a passion for the cinema's technological and creative achievements. The 4000 entries include all the remarkable technical advances in filmmaking of recent years, such as computer animation, virtual reality and nonlinear editing. There are also the practical aspects of filmmaking (camera angles, lighting, film stock, sound) which are presented in clear, highly readable prose. The work is extensively cross-referenced and full of the multitude of related terms that are at the heart of this complex industry (swish pan, flash pan, blur pan, flick pan, whip pan, zip pan - all are to be found).