Higher Education

Lighting for Film and Digital Cinematography, 2nd Edition

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  • Dave Viera California State University, Long Beach
  • Maria Viera
  • ISBN-10: 0534264980  |  ISBN-13: 9780534264987
  • 288 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1993
  • © 2005 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $197.00

About

Overview

Explores the basic concepts necessary for designing and implementing lighting setups. This text adopts a conceptual approach to lighting, focusing on ideas and setups; it assumes readers have a prior knowledge of equipment. Coverage includes lighting, color control, texture, exposure technique, and elements that create image, ''look,'' and mood.

Table of Contents

Part One: FUNDAMENTALS OF LIGHTING.
1. Basic Lighting Concepts.
2. Lighting Setups: Basic Light Placements.
3. Basic Working Methods: Lighting Ratios.
Part Two: FUNDAMENTALS OF EXPOSURE.
4. Basic Exposure Concepts.
5. Additional Exposure Concepts You Need to Know.
6. Creative Exposure Techniques.
Part Three: LIGHTING APPLICATIONS.
7. Approaches to Lighting Style.
8. Lighting Interiors.
9. Lighting Exteriors.
10. Setting Up a Production: The Cinematographer's Duties.
Part Four: DIGITAL CINEMATOGRAPHY.
11. Video the Film Way.
12. Lighting Techniques for Digital Cinematography.
Part Five: CONTROLS OVER COLOR AND IMAGE LOOK.
13. Lighting for Color.
14. Lab and Post Production.
Part 6: Lighting Analyses of Selected Shots.
Appendix A: Lighting and Grip Gear.
Appendix B: Suggested Exposure and Lighting Exercises.

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"The book encourages one to see with fresh eyes--to be a creative problem solver, as opposed to relying on the formulaic."

— Douglas Heil, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

"Viera’s book from the start has been one of my favorite texts on the subject. It gives the right amount of information and illustrates its points with terrific images from real films."

— William Brand, Hampshire College

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