Lighting for Digital Video and Television, 3rd Edition

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272 pages

Book Description

Enhance the visual quality of your motion pictures and videos with a solid understanding of lighting . This complete course in digital lighting begins with how the human eye and the 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, issues, and staging techniques, Lighting for Digital Video presents readers with all they need to create their own visual masterpieces.


  • 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

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1. Why Is Lighting Important for Television and Video?
CHAPTER 2. Human Vision, the Camera, and Exposure
CHAPTER 3. Volts, Amps, and Watts
CHAPTER 4. Lighting Instruments
CHAPTER 5. Lighting Controls and Uses
CHAPTER 6. Basic Lighting Techniques
CHAPTER 7. Interview Setups
CHAPTER 8. Solving Common Problems
CHAPTER 9. Studio Lighting
CHAPTER 10. Advanced Lighting Setups
CHAPTER 11. Lighting Low-Budget Locations
CHAPTER 12. Specialized Lighting
CHAPTER 13. Imagination and Invention

Book Details

  • Title: Lighting for Digital Video and Television, 3rd Edition
  • Author:
  • Length: 272 pages
  • Edition: 3
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2010-04-26
  • ISBN-10: 0240812271
  • ISBN-13: 9780240812274