Basics of Video Lighting

Basics of Video Lighting

Now fully updated by Des Lyver to reflect the latest advances, the second edition of Basics of Video Lighting is a primer for anyone wishing to learn about lighting a video production. It describes the principles and processes involved in obtaining professional results in educational, training and corporate environments. Assuming little prior knowledge, this book covers everything from the different types of lights and their control, to basic studio and location settings. It features: · the latest technology, including the use of location and grip gear and changes in lamp and reflector technology · coverage of studio and location work · descriptions of the role of each crew member · full explanations of technical terms · health and safety precautions · practical advice on the equipment available and how to use it Basics of Video Lighting aims to provide the reader with a rapid understanding of what is actually a complex process, without getting too bogged down in technical terms. It is equipment non-specific and references to technical matters are only included where necessary to understanding, for example a short explanation of the simple electricity that is needed to understand the relationship between the camera and the lights.

Motion Picture and Video Lighting

Motion Picture and Video Lighting

Motion Picture and Video Lighting, Second Edition, is your indispensable guide to film and video lighting. Written by the author of the industry bible Cinematography, this book explores technical, aesthetic, and practical aspects of lighting for film and video. It will show you not only how to light, but why. Written by a professional in the field, this comprehensive book explores light and color theory; equipment; and 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 new edition also includes the ultimate 'behind the scenes' DVD that takes you directly 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.

Basics of Video Production

Basics of Video Production

Now fully updated by Des Lyver to reflect the latest advances, the second edition of Basics of Video Production is a primer for anyone wishing to learn about video production. It describes the principles and processes involved in obtaining professional results in educational, training and corporate environments. Assuming little prior knowledge, this book takes the reader on a guided tour around a studio or location production, examining the production process from conceptualisation to the final screening. It features: · the latest advances in low cost non-linear editing and digital video · coverage of studio and location work · descriptions of the role of each crew member · full explanations of technical terms · health and safety precautions · practical advice on the equipment available and how to use it Basics of Video Production aims to provide the reader with a rapid understanding of what is actually a complex process, without getting too bogged down in technical terms. It is equipment non-specific and references to technical matters are only included where necessary to understanding. Much of what is contained in this book will be directly transferable to film and sound courses as the basics and principles are the same.

Basics of Video Sound

Basics of Video Sound

Now fully updated to reflect the latest advances, the second edition of Basics of Video Sound is a primer for anyone wishing to learn about recording sound. It describes the principles and processes involved in obtaining professional results in educational, training and corporate environments. Assuming little prior knowledge, this book covers everything from how to choose a microphone and obtain the best quality recordings, to editing the results for the final screening. It features: · the latest advances in the use of disc and minidisc systems, computer based editing in audio post production · coverage of studio and location work · descriptions of the role of each crew member · full explanations of technical terms · health and safety precautions · practical advice on the equipment available and how to use it Basics of Video Sound aims to provide the reader with a rapid understanding of what is actually a complex process, without getting too bogged down in technical terms. It is equipment non-specific and references to technical matters are only included where necessary to understanding, for example a short explanation of the electricity and physics that is needed in order to become a good sound recordist.

Basics of the Video Production Diary

Basics of the Video Production Diary

Video production requires a high degree of organization to be a success. Good organization will require a proper diary to be kept of your production. It is the understanding of the paperwork and its organization that will make your production either a success or a failure. Explained in accessible terms and assuming little prior knowledge of the subject, this book will help you to: plan successful procedures for all stages of a video production; produce paperwork logically to get professional results; understand the basic principles of setting up and running your own business; avoid common (and costly) pitfalls. If you are a student who wishes to learn about all aspects of planning and documenting a video production, from conceptualization right through to final screening, this book is for you. It is particularly suitable for the City and Guilds Media Techniques Certificate: Television and Video Production Competences. This book complements the other three titles in the series, which allow you to understand the overall process of video production, and then look in more detail at sound and lighting.

Lighting for Digital Video and Television

Lighting for Digital Video and Television

Discusses the fundamentals of digital video and television lighting, covering such topics as equipment, setups, color correction, lighting instruments, and studio lighting.

Film and Video Lighting Terms and Concepts

Film and Video Lighting Terms and Concepts

Filmmakers and videographers must know and understand hundreds of terms to survive in the competitive world of motion picture and television production. This invaluable reference clearly defines and illustrates more than 1000 of the most commonly used terms and phrases. Explained are instruments and accessories such as the C-stand, brute, silver bullet, and bazooka; techniques such as the 'right-hand rule' and the blue-screen process; technical concepts such as the inverse square law and light colour temperature; colourful phrases such as 'beach it', 'shake 'em up', and 'martini shot'; and other popular neologisms often devised by bored grips waiting for the next shot - terms such as sputnik, quacker, branchaloris, and flying moon. Various lighting fixtures and accessories are featured in 70 photographs and illustrations. Far more accessible and readable than most technical books devoted to lighting, Lighting Terms and Concepts contains all of the terms that cinematographers, lighting directors, camera operators and assistants, gaffers, electricians, and grips may encounter during a typical day on the set.

Basic Lighting Worktext for Film and Video

Basic Lighting Worktext for Film and Video

A guide to the fundamentals of light science, for film and video students. In addition to descriptions of equipment and tips on how to use it properly, it provides numerous set-ups that illustrate the techniques and thoughts behind proper studio and location lighting.

Basic Lighting Worktext for Film and Video

Basic Lighting Worktext for Film and Video

Basic Lighting Worktext for Film and Video guides the film and video student through a series of readings, exercises and projects designed to provide the fundamentals of light science. In addition to up-to-date descriptions of equipment and tips on how to use it properly, the book provides numerous set-ups that illustrate the techniques and thoughts behind proper studio and location lighting. From this book, you will learn: * The fundamentals of light and electricity in film * The fine distinction of lighting for video versus lighting for film * How to identify and filter sources such as daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, arc, HNI and industrial discharge lamps * The use of lensed and open-faced lighting fixtures * How to modify with barndoors, scrims, snoots, nets, cookies, and other accessories * Variations on the basic three-point lighting setup * The duties of each member of a lighting unit * How to light night exteriors, day interiors, and campfires * High-key, low-key, and modulated value lighting * How to scout locations, plan lighting, plots, and pre-rig sets

Essential CG Lighting Techniques with 3ds Max

Essential CG Lighting Techniques with 3ds Max

Certified by Autodesk, Darren Brooker's new edition teaches the production techniques behind real-world work. The tutorials take you from the fundamentals of lighting, right through to advanced techniques.