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Lighting for Digital Video and Television

Lighting for Digital Video and Television

Authors
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Year 03/06/2020
Edition Fourth
Pages 284
Version paperback
Readership level College/higher education
ISBN 9781138937956
Categories Television production: technical & background skills
Replaces 9780240812274
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Book description

This book gives a comprehensive overview of lighting equipment and techniques for digital production. Suitable for either beginners or more advanced users, the fully updated fourth edition covers human sight vs. film or video, the basic issues of contrast and exposure, with explanation of how exposure of digital video differs from analog video or film, electrical connectors, requirements, electrical load management, safety issues, and the latest LED systems. A variety of basic lighting setups for different situations are explained, with clear diagrams and photos showing the "look" of each approach. Techniques for shooting in available light and dealing with color problems in mixed lighting situations is examined. More advanced film-style lighting is covered, especially techniques in creating a convincing realistic look. A special section deals with solutions to common problems, ranging from reflections on glasses and dealing with white walls, to lighting very light-skinned and very dark-skinned subjects in the same shot. Special lighting situations, such as lighting night scenes or bluescreen sets, are covered in detail, with studio lighting covered in a dedicated separate chapter. The book is also peppered with anecdotes and trivia about lighting techniques and the lighting trade. It is the ideal text for both beginners studying lighting and cinematography, as well as more advanced practitioners.

Lighting for Digital Video and Television

Table of contents

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements


Introduction


Chapter 1 Why is Lighting Important for Television and Video?


Chapter 2 Human Vision, the Camera, and Exposure

Chapter 3 Volts, Amps, and Watts


Chapter 4 Lighting Instruments


Chapter 5 Lighting Controls and Uses


Chapter 6 Basic Lighting Techniques





Chapter 7 Interview Setups


Chapter 8 Solving Common Problems


Chapter 9 Studio Lighting


Chapter 10 Advanced Lighting Setups


Chapter 11 Lighting Low-Budget Locations


Chapter 12 Specialized Lighting


Chapter 13 Imagination and Invention

Appendix 1 Using a Light Meter for Video

Appendix 2 Basic Primer in Signal Monitoring


Appendix 3 Addresses of Manufacturers





Glossary


Index

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