Lighting for TV and Film

Lighting for TV and Film

by Gerald Millerson
     
 

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Skilful lighting involves a subtle blend of systematic mechanics and a sensitive visual imagination. It requires anticipation, perceptiveness, patience and know-how. But learning through practice alone can take a great deal of time. This book is a distillation of many years' experience, with advice and guidance that will bring successful results right from the… See more details below

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Skilful lighting involves a subtle blend of systematic mechanics and a sensitive visual imagination. It requires anticipation, perceptiveness, patience and know-how. But learning through practice alone can take a great deal of time. This book is a distillation of many years' experience, with advice and guidance that will bring successful results right from the start.


Whether you are a student studying lighting techniques in the television, video and film media, or a professional lighting for the camera, this book will be an invaluable aid. Other members of the production team, including camera crews, designers and directors, will also find the information here interesting and useful.

The book concentrates primarily on the fundamental principles of lighting in studios, on location and display, as well as single-camera, small unit production, improvised and economy lighting, and working with limited facilities. Emphasis is also placed on the safety aspects of working with lighting equipment.

Lighting for Television and Film reflects the author's considerable experience of lighting techniques in BBC studios, his teaching and consultancy work.

Gerald Millerson's analytical writings spring from a lifetime's personal experience in the medium, and from his teaching and engineering background. During his career with the BBC, he was primarily associated with studio operations in the Television Service. His lecturing background included courses in TV production at a number of American universities.
His other books for Focal Press are Television Production, TV Scenic Design, Video Production Handbook and, in the Media Manuals series, Effective TV Production, Lighting for Video and Video Camera Techniques.

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Millerson distills what he learned from a career with the BBC on the subtle integration of systematic mechanics and sensitive visual imagination required to light a film or television set skillfully. He has reformatted and restyled the third edition. He has also expanded it to cover single-camera, small unit production; improvised and economy lighting; and working with limited facilities. His emphasis on safety is also deepened. The 1972 first edition was titled ; the second edition was published in 1982 with the current title. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Reviews of previous editions:

'Covers every facet [of lighting] in a lucid, self-contained manner.'
Camcorder User

'The standard 'technique' textbook.'
ZERB

'Whatever the project, the reader will find here generous and systematic guidance, accompanied by an unparalleled wealth of helpful illustrations, conceived and executed by the author himself.'
Lighting and Sound International

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136055218
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/29/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
File size:
10 MB

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