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Directing the Documentary, 6th Edition by Michael Rabiger

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CHAPTER 11

LIGHTING

 

 

 

Comprehensive lighting instructions are beyond the scope of this book, but here is some essential information, including a simple and reliable lighting setup, to help you function when you need lighting. Supplemental to what follows below, you’ll find at this book’s website (www. directingthedocumentary.com) under project AP-3 Lighting Analysis, a brief description of lighting terms with illustrations. You can also see part of the film from which illustrations were drawn.

Today’s camera viewfinder gives a good idea of what your lighting looks like, so digital technology is very much on your side, and makes working in dicey lighting situations easier. For tripod camera situations, especially in high ambient light situations ...

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