Motion Picture and Video Lighting, by Blain Brown

By Blain Brown

Motion photo and Video lights , moment version, is the essential advisor to movie and video lighting fixtures. Written via the writer of the bible Cinematography , this ebook explores technical, aesthetic, and useful elements of lights for movie and video. it is going to convey you not just the right way to gentle, yet why. Written by means of an skilled specialist, this entire ebook explores gentle and colour conception, apparatus, and strategies to make each scene glance its most sensible. Now in complete colour, Motion photograph and Video lights is seriously illustrated with pictures and diagrams all through. This re-creation additionally comprises the last word 'behind the scenes' DVD that takes you at once on a qualified shoot and demonstrates technical tactics and kit. moreover, 20 videos contain lighting fixtures demonstrations, technical exams, basics of lights demos, and brief scenes illustrating diverse sorts of lights. * The definitive publication on movie and video lights * Now in complete colour, with hundreds of thousands of illustrations and diagrams * NEW final DVD together with ''behind-the-scenes'' video, lights demonstrations, technical assessments, basics of lights demos and much more

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B) A Super Wendy in use on an exterior. ) (c) A Musco light on location on an exterior. ) (d) An HMI balloon light rigged for the film Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. Wind is always a problem with balloon light. ) (d) Lighting Sources 27 available, nooks aren’t generally called on for much subtlety, but they are an efficient and versatile source for box light rigs, large silk overhead lights, and for large arrays to punch through frames. A number of units are specifically designed for illuminating cycs and backdrops.

There are, however, some disadvantages. All xenons are very expensive to rent and have a cooling fan that makes them very difficult to use in sound filming. Also, because of the bulb placement and reflector design, there is always a hole in the middle of the round beam, which can be minimized but never entirely eliminated. Because of the parabolic reflectors, flagging and cutting are difficult close to the light. Flags cast bizarre symmetrical shadows. Also, the extremely high and concentrated output means that they burn through gel very quickly.

Shutter angle (in film cameras) is also a factor. The best combinations of frequency, film speed, and shutter opening for film cameras are • 50 Hz—25fps with any shutter opening • 50 Hz—24fps with a shutter opening of 170–175 degree opening • 60 Hz—24fps with a shutter angle of 144 or 180 degrees. Overcranking for slow motion definitely increases the chance of getting flicker. Kino Flo units come in a wide variety, from very large lights to illuminate broad areas down to miniature bulbs that run on either AC or DC to be tucked in small places or used to light car interiors; the fact that they run cool makes them especially useful for lighting actors in cars as there is little chance of damaging the car or burning an actor, as might happen with tungsten lights.

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