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Guide for the concentration of cinematography in the School of Filmmaking

Finding Filmmaking Resources in the Library

Use the LibrarySearch to search for filmmaking materials in the catalog, and our A-Z database List to browse electronic databases and collections.

On the third floor you can browse books about cinema and film studies under these headings:

  • PN 1992-1999 - Motion Pictures
  • PN 1993.5 - Film History
  • PN 1994.A1-.A5 - Laws, Regulations, etc
  • PN 1996 - Authorship, Scenario Writing, etc
  • PN 1997 - Individual Motion Pictures

You can also browse books about technical filmmaking under these headings:

  • TR 845 - 897.77 - Cinematography. Motion Pictures. Video Recording
  • TR 898 - Motion Pictures for Television, Editing Motion Pictures

Print Books and eBooks

These are a few examples of print and eBooks found in our catalog, by doing a search terms like cinematography or film shot composition, defining the dates as between 2000-2023 and selecting books as the resource type.

Film Databases

How to Request Interlibrary Loans

Choose either of the options below to submit a request:

  • Fill out the ILL request form directly based on item type.
  • Check WorldCat for the item you need; in the item record, use the Request Item button to submit your ILL Request.
Consider making a purchase request

If you think that we should have the item in our permanent collection, please let us know by filling out our Purchase Request Form.