Spent all day working on the camera book. Today I wrote about cinematography.
In Chapter 3, I am recommending the DVD "Visions of Light" to first-time filmmakers.
I really believe there's no better way to to build a visual repertoire, and learn composition, than by studying great films and paintings. I once read a story of Woody Allen teaching himself composition--at the beginning of his film making career--by spending days in museums studying paintings.
Visions of Light contains clips from 125 classic films.