In Praise of Shadows, by Junichiro Tanizaki. Written in 1933, when traditional Japan was contemplating a future full of Western modernism. (50 pages)
Towards a New Architecture, by Le Corbusier. Published in 1923, when traditional Western architecture was contemplating a future in which mass production was revolutionizing architecture and society. (320 pages)
Cinematography 8.0 by Stephen Black. Created in 2017, when lens-based cinematography was contemplating 360 VR , as well as AR, AI, 4K, 8K CG, lens/computer imaging systems and drones. (280 pages)
Reviewers of C8.0 include professional cinematographers, editors and theoreticians/artists such as Stelarc.
So... Cinematography 8.0
... most certainly will have a theoretical and poetic component;the first section of the book. But the tools of contemporary cinematography change quickly and are extremely dependent upon economics, unlike pen and paper or paint and canvas. SO.. there is a second part of the Cinematography 8.0. This second half, a compendium, may eventually become a book project unto itself.
The compendium will be something like a combination of encyclopedia and product guide. The entries will be written because of their relevance to the title of the book OR because they have been commissioned.
That is to say, I am looking forward to working with production teams, individuals, software makers, camera companies or anyone with a product, movie, concept or software connected to the theme of C8.0.
This section will be done on a first come, first served basis and the pricing will soon be determined. The rates will be displayed as part of the crowdfunding campaign for C.80.
Another way of saying this is that I will write, for hire, about anything or anyone related to VR for the second part of the C 8.0
book, the compendium.
The crowdfunding campaign is expected to start soon, mid-December 2016. If you would like to get a head start on having a description written about your C8.0
-related topic, please get in touch with me through this blog. Thanks.
Note that the book cover used for the header of this post is not the final version.