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Lighting for Digital Video and Television

3rd Edition

By John Jackman

  1. ISBN: 9780240812274
  2. Publication Date: April 2010
  3. Format: Paperback
  4. Pages: 262
  5. Price:
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    • £28.99 (GBP)
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Description

Enhance the visual quality of your motion pictures and digital videos with a solid understanding of lighting fundamentals. This complete course in digital video lighting begins with how the human eye and the camera process light and color, progresses through the basics of equipment and setups, and finishes with practical lessons on how to solve common problems. Filled with clear illustrations and real-world examples that demonstrate proper equipment use, safety issues, and staging techniques, Lighting for Digital Video presents readers with all they need to create their own visual masterpieces.

Features:

* film style techniques for digital video productions

* creating "movie" looks on a low budget

* lighting for HD

* how to maximize existing light

* how to be a grip + safety issues

* interview setups

* color correction techniques in mixed lighting situations

Author Bio

John Jackman is an award-winning independent director and producer who has been involved in dramatic and video production since the mid-seventies. Widely regarded as an authority on digital production techniques, John has been a contributing editor to DV Magazine, and has taught workshops for NAB, the American Film Institute (AFI), Digital Video Expo, the Library of Congress, along with various film schools, colleges, and university programs.

Reviews

If you don't know a tota light from a omni from a soft box or a fresnel; if you are unsure how to light a scene to achieve a particular look; if you think that lighting for a night shoot is to simply take your cam out at night and press 'record', if you fail to understand the difference between hard and soft light or find lighting terminology undecipherable, than this book is a must. Even if you already know all those things there are excellent and useful chapters for the advanced shooter and lighting tech covering low budget setups, advanced lighting setups." - Steve Douglas, kenstone.net

Contents

Why Is Lighting Important for Television and Video?; Human Vision, the Camera, and Exposure; Volts, Amps, and Wats; Lighting Instruments; Lighting Controls and Uses; Basic Lighting Techniques; Interview Setups; Solving Common