Focal Press Book: Motion Picture and Video Lighting (Second Edition)

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Focal Press Book: Motion Picture and Video Lighting (Second Edition)


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  • Author: Blain Brown
  • 272 Pages
  • Published 2007
  • Explores Light and Color Theory
  • 20 Video Clips Included
  • Fundamentals of Lighting Demos
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Format: Paperback


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This second edition of Motion Picture and Video Lighting, from Focal Press, is your indispensable guide to film and video lighting. The author is Blain Brown, a professional in the field, who also wrote Cinematography, which is widely considered an industry bible. This new edition of Motion Picture and Video Lighting explores technical, aesthetic, and practical aspects of lighting for film and video. It will show you not only how to light, but why. This comprehensive book explores light and color theory; and provides details on equipment; as well as techniques to make every scene look its best.

Now in full color, Motion Picture and Video Lighting is heavily illustrated with photos and diagrams throughout.

This edition also takes you "behind the scenes" on a professional shoot and demonstrates technical procedures and equipment. In addition, 20 video clips include: lighting demonstrations, technical tests, fundamentals of lighting demos, and short scenes illustrating different styles of lighting.

Readership: Cinematographers, Directors, Lighting Directors

About the Author: Blain Brown is a Director of Photography based in the Los Angeles area. He has worked as Director of Photography on 14 feature films as well as national commercials, promotional films, industrials, music videos and documentaries. He has worked all over the U.S. and throughout the world, completing projects as a director, editor and screenwriter.

The definitive book on film and video lighting
Now in full color, with hundreds of illustrations and diagrams
Includes "behind-the-scenes" video, lighting demonstrations, technical tests, fundamentals of lighting demos and much more


A Brief History of Lighting
Physical Light and Perception
Lighting Sources
The Elements of Lighting
The Lighting Process
Basic Scene Lighting
The Team
Lamps and Sockets
Basic Gripology
Video Lighting
Image Control
Technical Issues
Subject Lighting for film and video
Author Blain Brown
Edition Second
Format Paperback
Pages 272
Illustrations Yes
ISBN Number 9780240807638
Publisher Focal Press
Date Published 2007
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.2 x 7.1 x 0.7"
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