A Shot in the Dark: A Creative DIY Guide to Digital Video Lighting on (Almost) No Budget

A Shot in the Dark: A Creative DIY Guide to Digital Video Lighting on (Almost) No Budget

by Jay Holben
     
 

ISBN-10: 143545863X

ISBN-13: 9781435458635

Pub. Date: 01/21/2011

Publisher: Cengage Learning


The most significant contribution to film imagery is lighting. Lighting is the key to turning amateur footage into professional stories and presentation. A SHOT IN THE DARK: A CREATIVE DIY GUIDE TO DIGITAL VIDEO LIGHTING ON (ALMOST) NO BUDGET shows that good lighting doesn't always require expensive or extensive Hollywood hardware. With a little creativity,…  See more details below

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The most significant contribution to film imagery is lighting. Lighting is the key to turning amateur footage into professional stories and presentation. A SHOT IN THE DARK: A CREATIVE DIY GUIDE TO DIGITAL VIDEO LIGHTING ON (ALMOST) NO BUDGET shows that good lighting doesn't always require expensive or extensive Hollywood hardware. With a little creativity, ingenuity, and some elbow grease, you can create your own lighting arsenal to handle a multitude of situations. This book will show do-it-yourselfers how to create their own equipment and how best to use it. The first part of the book teaches you about the basics--the fundamentals of light, color, exposure, and electricity--that are the building blocks of lighting. You'll discover what light is and how to control it. Once you have that foundation, the book will introduce tips, techniques, and hands-on projects that instruct you on how to create your own lighting tools from inexpensive, readily available resources. The only limit to what you can do is your imagination.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435458635
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/21/2011
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
808,543
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction. 1. Basic Supplies. 2. The Fundamentals. 3. Understanding Exposure. 4. Understanding Electricity. 5. Light Quality. 6. Lighting Techniques. 7. Soft Boxes. 8. Tungsten Fixtures. 9. Fluorescent Fixtures. 10. LEDs. 11. Thinking Outside the Box. 12. Additional Accessories / Tools. Glossary. Index.

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