Focal Press Book: Lighting for Digital Video and Television (Third Edition)

Focal Press Book: Lighting for Digital Video and Television (Third Edition)

Focal Press Book: Lighting for Digital Video and Television (Third Edition)

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Focal Press Book: Lighting for Digital Video and Television (Third Edition)

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  • Author: John Jackman
  • 320 Pages
  • Published 2010
  • Solutions to Common Problems
  • Illustrates Equipment and Setups
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This third edition of the Focal Press Lighting for Digital Video and Television will help you enhance the visual quality of your motion pictures and digital videos with a solid understanding of lighting fundamentals.

This complete course in digital video lighting begins with how the human eye and the camera process light and color, progresses through the basics of equipment and setups, and finishes with practical lessons on how to solve common problems. Lighting for Digital Video and Television is filled with clear illustrations and real-world examples that demonstrate proper equipment use, safety issues, and staging techniques.

About the Author: John Jackman is an award-winning independent director and producer who has been involved in dramatic and video production since the mid-seventies. Widely regarded as an authority on digital production techniques, John has been a contributing editor to DV Magazine, and has taught workshops for NAB, the American Film Institute (AFI), Digital Video Expo, the Library of Congress, as well as at various film schools, colleges, and university programs.


  • 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

Appendix 1: Using a Light Meter for Video
Appendix 2: Basic Primer in Signal Monitoring
Appendix 3: Addresses of Manufacturers

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Focal Press 978-0-240-81227-4 specs

Subject Lighting books and tutorials
Author John Jackman
Edition Third
Format Paperback
Pages 320
Illustrations Yes
ISBN Number 9780240-812274
Publisher Focal Press
Date Published 2010
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.5 x 7.8 x 0.8"

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