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Lighting for Film and Television is an in-depth course in the basics of lighting for cinema. Emmy award-winning producer Barry Green joined by co-host David Jimerson, take you through what you need to know to start seeing great lighting in your own projects. There's alot to learn here with much detail. Using simple instruction, humor, hands-on examples, interviews and some graphics, you'll come away with more than an overview of lighting.

You'll also get to watch two award-winning short films made specifically for this DVD set - Jack Daniel Stanley's "A Little Mouth to Feed" and "Unawakening". After the films, you'll hear from the creator as to how he created his vision for the lighting schemes. In addition, you'll get detailed specifics about lighting setups. Finally, you'll get an interview with veteran cinematographer, Levie Isaacks, A.S.C.

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Three things which will get you 80% of the way there
Understanding shadows and hard and soft light
Understanding exposure and how to know you're getting it right
Lighting technique
Setting a mood and meeting artistic goals
Professional lighting fixtures and gear
Subject Film, Video & TV Production
Author With Barry Green, David Jimerson
Edition 1st
Hard/Soft Cover DVD
Pages Almost 6 hours
Dimensions DVD
Illustrations Yes
ISBN Number Not Specified by Manufacturer
Publisher Wrightsville Beach
Date Published 2010
Books DVD: Lighting for Film and Television
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      Comments about Books DVD: Lighting for Film and Television:

      I've bought essentially all the DVD training (for lighting) available through B&H and this is the BEST product for someone who has interest in Lighting, Gaffing, or Cinematography in general. It is a great tool for a student and useful to an intermediate level Videographer, as well. I've reviewed a number of products on B&H and I've said the Power of Lighting Series by Bill Holshevnikoff is the best. However, if I was going to suggest to a student or someone who thinks they might want to break into the filmmaking field, I would strongly suggest that their first purchase be, "Lighting for Film & Television" by Barry Green & David Jimerson. The reason is, it's both educational and entertaining. Power of Lighting Series by Bill Holshevnikoff can be a bit "dry" to someone who is unfamiliar with lighting and grip gear (which is covered in detail within "Lighting for Film & Television"). The 3 DVDs included cover more "information" than what could be lectured about in an 18-week semester (and you can review the content again & again). I know this because I teach Film & Television at the college level and with all the distractions in class—questions, people coming in late / leaving early, taking breaks, checking gear out from the equipment manager, setting up / tearing down gear, putting people in groups, letting everyone touch the camera, screening projects, giving tests / quizzes—there just isn't time to cover all the material in this DVD. There is a whole section on lighting and grip gear (some of which you probably wouldn't find in a typical film school) but it's still best to know that it exists and what to do with it. Barry & David put a lot of work into this DVD series and it shows! There is a great balance between educational content and entertaining vignettes within the 1st & 2nd DVD's. The 3rd DVD shows two short films (very well produced) and the behind the scenes of how they were shot. These shorts paint a picture of what can be accomplished with the aid of great lighting. Get this DVD series if you want to learn to light your narrative films like the pros (Barry Green & David Jimerson).

      If I were to say anything "constructive" it would be that I wasn't crazy about the green screen lecture studio (the talking head part). The material covered was great! I'm just not a fan of green screen content. I would have rather viewed the lecture portion against a really well lit background. That's just my personal preference. That being said the Key was clean and it was obviously lit well.

      PS These guys did an Audio Training DVD as well. I have not purchased it, yet. These guys produce great content I'm sure it's full of quality training as well. So if you're looking to expand your knowledge base, think about picking it up, too.

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