Lighting for Cinematography
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Lighting for Cinematography

A Practical Guide to the Art and Craft of Lighting for the Moving Image

David Landau

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Lighting for Cinematography

A Practical Guide to the Art and Craft of Lighting for the Moving Image

David Landau

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We can't shoot good pictures without good lighting, no matter how good the newest cameras are. Shooting under available light gives exposure, but lacks depth, contrast, contour, atmosphere and often separation. The story could be the greatest in the world, but if the lighting is poor viewers will assume it's amateurish and not take it seriously. Feature films and TV shows, commercials and industrial videos, reality TV and documentaries, even event and wedding videos tell stories. Good lighting can make them look real, while real lighting often makes them look fake. Lighting for Cinematography, the first volume in the new CineTech Guides to the Film Crafts series, is the indispensable guide for film and video lighting. Written by veteran gaffer and cinematographer David Landau, the book helps the reader create lighting that supports the emotional moment of the scene, contributes to the atmosphere of the story and augments an artistic style. Structured to mimic a 14 week semester, the chapters cover such things as lighting for movement, working with windows, night lighting, lighting the three plains of action and non-fiction lighting. Every chapter includes stills, lighting diagrams and key advice from professionals in the field, as well as lighting exercises to help the reader put into practice what was covered. www.lightingforcinematography.com

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Year
2014
ISBN
9781628923629
3
Before 
we 
can 
sculpt 
with 
light, 
we 
need 
to 
understand 
it. 
What 
is 
light? 
What 
can 
we 
do 
with 
it? 
What 
can 
it 
do 
for 
us 
when 
we 
are 
photographing 
moving 
images? 
Light 
is 
life-giving, 
mood-setting, 
body-tanning, 
but 
it 
is 
in 
itself 
invisible. 
It 
is 
radiant 
energy 
that 
is 
all 
around 
us 
and 
is 
taken 
for 
granted. 
Light 
is 
also 
an 
international, 
transcultural 
language 
that 
we 
can 
use 
to 
help 
tell 
a 
story. 
Light 
is 
an 
emotional 
language‚ÄĒit¬†
evokes 
a 
common 
response 
by 
all 
who 
see 
it. 
How 
we 
light 
something 
is 
the 
mechanical 
craft. 
It 
is 
in 
the 
‚Äúwhy‚Ä̬†
we 
light 
something 
the 
way 
we 
do 
that 
the 
art 
of 
lighting 
lies.
1
THE 
MAGIC 
OF 
LIGHT: 
What 
Lighting 
Does 
and 
What 
We 
Can 
Make 
It 
Do

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