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Motion Picture and Video Lighting

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Author: Brown, Blain

Brand: Routledge

Edition: 3

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 368

Release Date: 16-08-2018

Details: Product Description Lighting is at the heart of filmmaking. The image, the mood, and the visual impact of a film are, to a great extent, determined by the skill and sensitivity of the director of photography in using lighting. Motion Picture and Video Lighting explores technical, aesthetic, and practical aspects of lighting for film and video. It covers not only how to light, but also why. This revised edition of Motion Picture and Video Lighting is the indispensable guide to film and video lighting. Written by an experienced professional, this comprehensive book explores light and color theory, equipment, and techniques to make every scene look its best, and is heavily illustrated throughout. Three new chapters discuss best practices of using light to benefit your film, and an extensive appendix includes discussion on additional tips and tricks. In addition, a robust companion website includes up-to-date video tutorials and other resources for students and professionals alike. Three new chapters: Scene Lighting Lighting as Storytelling Controlling Light Topics include: Lighting sources The lighting process Lighting basics LED, tungsten, Kino-Flo, HMI, and plasma lights Methods of controlling light Planning your lighting The basic methods: a lighting playbook Visual storytelling with light Understanding and controlling color Terminology Electricity and distribution Gripology Set operations The team: DP, gaffer, grips, lighting technicians Technical issues Lighting for greenscreen/bluescreen Typical equipment orders for large and small jobs Lighting for high speed and macro photography Lighting plans for small, medium, and large films Review "A remarkable achievement. This is a brilliant combination of technical information and inventive ideas as well as an enriching chronicle of the evolution of lighting; The knowledge you need to excel in a fast advancing, creative world mentored by one of our industry's true experts." ―Armand Gazarian, Director of Photography; IATSE Local 600"A great upgrade to the best lighting book on the market. Blain has expanded his earlier edition to include the latest lighting equipment as well as present video possibilities and concerns." ―Rick Wise, Director of Photography / Lighting Instructor at the graduate division of the San Francisco Academy of Art University "'Lighting is to film what music is to Opera' - DeMille's quote, which is so eloquent and true today. Lighting is hard to learn from a book, but Brown continues to teach this with updates on Motion Picture and Video Lighting. His chapters on controlling light are right on, and his images allow the viewer to imitate them - something we all do! Maybe most engrossing is his history of lights, gaslight, limelight (limestone), BrutArcs, all dangerous but gorgeous. And Blade Runner, who knew? A breakthrough of what was to come." ―Judy Irola, ASC, Professor Emerita, USC School of Cinematic Arts"From the opening pages, I knew I was going to love this book. It is gourmet reading for the lighting connoisseur - a feast for those of us who love chiaroscuro, lightness, and dark. Author Blain Brown goes to great lengths to make this book as much about video as about film. Whenever he discusses a film technique, he makes sure to cover how it should apply to video as well." ―Bill Miller, Video Systems Magazine"Written by a professional in the field, this comprehensive book reveals inside information based on years of experience and explores the challenges faced by cinematographers, lighting directors, gaffers and grips. Whether the reader is professional or a student, this book will be a useful reference." ―Lighting and Sound International"...book has made the biggest impact on my career of all the resources I used to get where I am. And while I have absorbed many, many books, tapes and met several of my heroes who have helped me, I credit your book with giving met he confidence to 'just do it' these last few years and reach this level. Fur

Package Dimensions: 10.4 x 7.5 x 0.6 inches

Languages: English