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Basics of Video Lighting : Basics - Des Lyver

Basics of Video Lighting

Basics

Paperback Published: 1st June 1999
ISBN: 9780240515595
Number Of Pages: 158

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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.
- covers the latest technology
- features studio and location work
- describes the role of each crew member

"If you are a student wishing to learn about all aspects of lighting a video production, this is the book for you". Lighting and Sound International

"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." Video Camera

Introduction to the second editionp. vii
Introduction to the first editionp. vii
How to use this bookp. viii
The lighting teamp. 1
The teamp. 1
Types of lightp. 2
Mixed lightingp. 5
Light and distancep. 9
A little electricityp. 11
A little physicsp. 15
The video camerap. 20
The human eye and the video camerap. 22
What the camera needsp. 24
How much lightp. 27
Types of luminairesp. 33
Luminairesp. 35
The focusing reflectorp. 35
Softlightsp. 37
Cyc lightsp. 39
Beam lightsp. 42
Sealed-beam typesp. 44
The fresnelp. 46
The PCp. 47
Profile spotlightsp. 48
On locationp. 49
The lighting gridp. 53
Supportsp. 53
High levelp. 53
Low level supportsp. 56
Lighting accessoriesp. 59
Accessoriesp. 59
Barn doorsp. 59
Snootsp. 60
Flagsp. 61
Scrimsp. 61
Colours and shapesp. 62
Dimmers and controlp. 65
Dimmersp. 69
Lighting consolesp. 71
Single-point lightingp. 73
Shadows and angles 1p. 74
Two-point lightingp. 79
Three-point lightingp. 85
Planning lightingp. 89
Studio questionsp. 89
Location questionsp. 90
General questionsp. 91
Lighting on locationp. 99
Controlling daylightp. 100
What tools can be used?p. 103
Location lighting - little powerp. 105
A little safetyp. 107
Shadows and angles 2p. 111
Lighting in the studiop. 115
Shadows and angles 3p. 128
Your turn now!p. 129
Location interiorp. 130
Studio information programmep. 131
Location exteriorp. 132
Drama in studiop. 134
Possible solutionp. 136
Possible solutionp. 138
Possible solutionp. 140
Possible solutionp. 142
Glossaryp. 144
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ISBN: 9780240515595
ISBN-10: 0240515595
Series: Basics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 158
Published: 1st June 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition