Miscellaneous Film & Video

incl. books, mags, DVDs & equipment

Reflections - book cover


Film, Video/ Photographic


Twenty-One Cinematographers at Work

This Benjamin Bergery book examines the practice and art of cinematography. It is divided into 7 sections: cinematography basics, the key light, portraits, day interiors, night interiors, lab techniques, and the designing sequences. Each section contains extraordinary material in the form of illustrations, diagrams, film frames and scholarship of 21 such “masters of light”, like Stephen Burum, Jordan Cronenweth, John Hora, Phillippe Rousselot, Michael Hugo, Stephen Goldblatt, Steven Poster, Vilmos Zsigmond, Haskell Wexler, Laszlo Kovacs, Yves Angelo, Jack Green, Allen Daviau, Darius Khondji & Vittorio Storaro (as new)

Price: $135 AUD + postage email


Matters of Light & Depth

Matters of Light and Depth - book cover

Creating Memorable Images for Video, Film & Stills through Lighting

Ross Lowell sharing, sometimes philosophically, the wealth of knowledge he has accumulated in the many award-winning films he has either directed, filmed or both. Lowell’s friendly, easy-to-read style makes this how-to (& how-not-to) book easy to read and information-packed 224 pages.
(in good condition)

Price: $20 AUD + postage email



Film Business front cover

Film Business

This invaluable handbook for producers explains all you need to know to become a successful producer. The book covers building a business plan, selecting and analysing scripts, and creating strategies for deal-making, as well as the production and marketing of projects in a range of genres and markets from traditional cinema to digital interactive media and multi platforms. With amusing anecdotes and invaluable advice from industry experts, this handbook provides you with the tools you need to run a sustainable business in both the local and international screen production environments. (very good condition)

Price: $38 AUD + postage email



Imagining Reality front cover

Imagining Reality

The Faber Book of Documentary

Takes the reader on a tour of the evolution of documentary film as an increasingly vibrant, polemical, experimental and entertaining form. It gathers a wide-ranging collection of writings by and about such groundbreaking documentary-makers as Vertov, Flaherty, Marcel Ophuls, Chris Marker, Kieslowski, Claude Lanzmann, and Nick Broomfield.  (in good condition)

Price: $28 AUD + postage email




Doing Documentary Work front cover

Doing Documentary Work

In this hardcover volume, child psychiatrist Robert Coles, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Children in Crisis” series, offers a penetrating look into the nature of documentary work. Utilizing the documentaries of writers, photographers and others, Coles shows how their prose and pictures are influenced by the observer’s frame of reference: their social and educational background, personal morals, and political beliefs.
(in good condition)

Price: $22 AUD + postage email




Claiming the Real front cover

Claiming the Real

the Documentary Film Revisited

In Claiming the Real, Brian Winston rewrites the history of documentary film to take account of technological change. He subjects the great figures of the past–Grierson, Flaherty, Dziga-Vertov–to a searching critique, and examines both the principles and practice of the major movements in documentary such as cinema verité. He offers a revised definition of the essential difference between fiction and documentary, and identifies the ethical base of any film practice that attempts to capture “truth.” (in good condition)

Price: $15 AUD + postage email



making Documentary Films and Reality Videos front cover

 Making Documentary Films and Videos

This book fully updates the popular guidebook that has given readers around the world the knowledge and confidence to produce their first documentary film. It traces two main approaches―recording behavior and re-creating past events―and shows you how to be successful at each. Covering all the steps from concept to completion, with chapters on visual evidence; documentary ethics; writing for documentaries; budgeting; assembling a crew; film and sound recording; casting and directing actors and nonactors; and editing for the audience, this book can help you successfully bring to life the documentary you want to make. (in good condition)

Price: $20 AUD + postage email



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DVD: Cinematographer Style

This film is about the art of how and why films look the way they do. A feature documentary, this film explores the nuances of the universal art of visual story-telling. Director Jon Fauer, ASC, visited with 110 cinematographers from 15 countries who have worked in all sectors of the industry, including feature films, television, documentaries, commercials and music videos. Shot on 35mm film, the interviews were edited down to a 90-minute story.

Price: $25 AUD + postage email



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DVD: VISIONS OF LIGHT – The Art of Cinematography

Since the beginning of cinema, directors’ names have been widely known, and the cult of the movie star is almost as old as artform itself. Often overlooked, however, and seldom less a contributor to the final cut is the cinematographe who creates the image to be recorded in that artificial eye, the camera. This film by Arnold Glassman goes some considerable way towards redressing that oversight. A study in cinematography, this 90 min program features interviews with no less than 29 lighting cameramen and directors who acknowledge and illustrate their influences, mentors, and inspiration over 100 film clips, and who share with us some of their secrets.

Price: $25 AUD + postage email



AC issue 65

Australian Cinematographer (magazines)

Issues 37 to 67 and issue 80 – many interviews/ profiles from Australian directors of photography and behind the scenes articles on many films and subjects (features [Dressmaker, Mao Last dancer, Wolf Creek 2, ], series, documentaries, underwater and surfing photography). Let us know if there is a person, film or subject you are searching for and we can provideyou with more information within a particular issue. (mostly as new)

Price: $10 AUD per issue or the lot $135 AUD + postage email



IN Camera issue #1 2010

IN Camera (magazines)

Magazines that Kodak (that old company that used to make and supply film) used to publish regularly. Various issues (x 10) from Oct 2004 to 2011. Some great background on films (After the Sunset, The life and Death of Peter Sellers, Innocent Voices, Mamma Mia, The Dark Knight, Friday the 13th, Mad Men, Harper’s Island, Casanegra, The Pacific HBO series, Inception, Sundowning, Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol, X-Men, The White Ribbon, to name a few…)

Price: $8 AUD per issue or the lot $35 AUD + postage email




Miscellaneous equipment


Wolverine F2D Saturn Digital Film & Slide Scanner

Do you have a bunch of negatives or slides that you would like to digitise. Or even larger format negatives. Well we have a very handy Film & Slide Scanner for sale. It converts 120 Medium Format, 127 Film, 35mm Negatives & Slides to Digital JPG – It has  a large bright 4.3″ LCD Color Display, even throw in a 16GB SD Card for additional memory (although inbuilt memory too).Wolverine F2D Saturn Digital Film & Slide Scanner

HDMI jack to view images on TV’s (cable included)
Unique adapters for fast loading slides & negatives
Exposure: Auto & Manual
Color Adjustment: Auto & Manual
Convert method: Single pass
Light Source: LED backlight
SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Reader
Power Source: 5V DC (Australian or US plug) – but you can also power from computer direct
Interface: USB to computers and HDMI to TV
Compatible with all Windows and Mac Operating Systems. (almost new)

Price: $165 AUD + postage email


Camera Cage for PowerShot G7X MarkIII

Camera Cage with Wooden Handgrip

For Canon G7 X Mark III vloger/ still camera (camera not included). The formfitting full-frame design protects your camera while leaving its controls, memory card slot, and battery compartment easily accessible and viewable—the battery can be replaced while the camera is in the cage. There are two cold shoes and various threaded holes on the sides so you can mount monitors, microphones, and other accessories. Crafted from wood, the handgrip gives you a comfortable grasp. (brand new, box never opened)

 Price: $45 AUD + postage email




Sennheiser  HD 25 Headphones

The closed-back HD 25 are purpose-designed, professional monitoring headphones offering very high attenuation of background noise (not in an electronic way which means the sound is pure). Amazing sound – loud and clear, lightweight, and durable as hell. They usually retail for $349. Comes with jack adapter 3.5 to 6.3 mm and 1 x additional replacement earpad (if needed). Rotatable capsule for single-ear listening, Max. Sound pressure level 120 dB. (very good conditon)

Price: $149 AUD + postage email




2 x Manfrotto 1051BAC Mini Compact Light Stand

Even though this compact photo stand is lightweight, it’s strong enough to easily carry up to 5kg. Comfortable air cushioning to keep fingers and gear safe. Industry standard spigot; Super wide footprint for maximum stability yet it packs up flat! (very good conditon)

Price: $65 AUD for both (Melbourne only) email




ACM front cover

American Cinematographer Manual (1980)

A rare edition of the ‘bible’ of film cinematography from Hollywood. Chapters include film cameras, stock, lenses, lighting, exposure, depth of field, filters, miscellaneous equipment, sound, lab procedures, and special effects cinematography. Each chapter has many sections. Many many important charts. Even though the world is now digital, many things in there are critical knowledge for good cinematography. (good conditon for its vintage and professional use)

Price: $35 AUD + postage email

  • Camera Cage for PowerShot G7X MarkIII
  • ACM front cover
  • ACM - page 311
  • Matters of Light and Depth - table of contents 1
  • Matters of Light and Depth - table of contents 2
  • Matters of Light and Depth - book cover
  • Reflections - book cover
  • Reflections - back cover
  • Cinematographer Style - DVD cover
  • Visions opf Light - DVD cover
  • AC issue 55
  • AC issue 51
  • AC issue 65
  • IN Camera Oct 2004 issue
  • IN Camera issue #1 2010
  • Film Business front cover
  • Imagining Reality front cover
  • Doing Documentary Work front cover
  • making Documentary Films and Reality Videos front cover
  • Claiming the Real front cover
  • Wolverine F2D Saturn Digital Film & Slide Scanner
  • HD 25 professional Sennheiser Headphones
  • 1051bac