Now fully updated by Des Lyver to reflect the latest advances, the second edition of Basics of Video Lighting is a primer for anyone wishing to learn about lighting a video production. It describes the principles and processes involved in obtaining professional results in educational, training and corporate environments.

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Now fully updated by Des Lyver to reflect the latest advances, the second edition of Basics of Video Lighting is a primer for anyone wishing to learn about lighting a video production. It describes the principles and processes involved in obtaining professional results in educational, training and corporate environments.

Assuming little prior knowledge, this book covers everything from the different types of lights and their control, to basic studio and location settings. It features:
· the latest technology, including the use of location and grip gear and changes in lamp and reflector technology
· coverage of studio and location work
· descriptions of the role of each crew member
· full explanations of technical terms
· health and safety precautions
· practical advice on the equipment available and how to use it

Basics of Video Lighting aims to provide the reader with a rapid understanding of what is actually a complex process, without getting too bogged down in technical terms. It is equipment non-specific and references to technical matters are only included where necessary to understanding, for example a short explanation of the simple electricity that is needed to understand the relationship between the camera and the lights.

Audience: Students on video production courses: A Level, HND HNC, BA and professional training courses eg. BBC Wood Norton. Amateur video makers.

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"If you are a student wishing to learn about all aspects of lighting a
video production, this is the book for you".
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"Ideally suited to introductory level training courses"
Lighting Trainer, BBC Wood Norton

"A useful guide for beginners and handy for those with a deeper knowledge of lighting to keep as a quick reference book."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136056413
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/11/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 149
  • File size: 12 MB
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Table of Contents

Introduction to the second edition vii
Introduction to the first edition vii
How to use this book viii
1 The lighting team 1
The team 1
Types of light 2
Mixed lighting 5
Light and distance 9
2 A little electricity 11
A little physics 15
3 The video camera 20
The human eye and the video camera 22
What the camera needs 24
How much light 27
4 Types of luminaires 33
Luminaires 35
The focusing reflector 35
Softlights 37
Cyc lights 39
Beam lights 42
Sealed-beam types 44
The fresnel 46
The PC 47
Profile spotlights 48
On location 49
5 The lighting grid 53
Supports 53
High level 53
Low level supports 56
6 Lighting accessories 59
Accessories 59
Barn doors 59
Snoots 60
Flags 61
Scrims 61
Colours and shapes 62
7 Dimmers and control 65
Dimmers 69
Lighting consoles 71
8 Single-point lighting 73
Shadows and angles 1 74
9 Two-point lighting 79
10 Three-point lighting 85
11 Planning lighting 89
Studio questions 89
Location questions 90
General questions 91
12 Lighting on location 99
Controlling daylight 100
What tools can be used? 103
13 Location lighting - little power 105
A little safety 107
Shadows and angles 2 111
14 Lighting in the studio 115
Shadows and angles 3 128
15 Your turn now! 129
Exercise 1 Location interior 130
Exercise 2 Studio information programme 131
Exercise 3 Location exterior 132
Exercise 4 Drama in studio 134
Exercise 1 Possible solution 136
Exercise 2 Possible solution 138
Exercise 3 Possible solution 140
Exercise 4 Possible solution 142
Glossary 144
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