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...
John Jackman and John Jackman, Head of Inspirita Films and contributing editor to DV Magazine. Market: cinematographers, directors, lighting directors & technicians, directors of photography, gaffers, grips, film students, film enthusiasts
* Shows how to shoot in available light
* Color correction in mixed lighting situations
* Film-style lighting techniques that create realistic looks
* Specialized setups for blue screen, night shots, and product photography
* Lighting sets with fixed practical light sources
* 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
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.