The Five C’s of Cinematography – Joseph V. Mascelli, A.S.C.


After working as a cinematographer during WW2, followed by shooting arguably one of the most seen pieces of film ever, the aerial footage of the H-bomb test at Bikini Atoll, Mascelli wrote The Five C’s, a textbook in visual communication.

The first edition of only 5,000 copies, now quite rare to come across, quickly became sought after, and remained in print until only a few years ago. Here we have a third printing, also of only 5,000 copies, with the original layout of the first edition in tact, wonderfully so. A hugely influential and still remarkably on-point resource. 

Hardcover with Dust Jacket, 251 pages
9″ x 11″
Third Printing of 5,000 copies
Very Good condition with fading, chipping and minor damp staining to the dust jacket. Previous owner’s inscription on the front free end paper. Underlining on pages 11-14, else clean of markings. Minor damp staining to the lower edges of pages throughout, no more than two inches. All told, still a presentable, and very usable copy. Covered in protective mylar. Scarce with original dust jacket.
Published by Cine/Grafic Publications, 1968
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