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Lighting for Digital Video and Television, 2nd Edition by John Jackman

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Chapter 1

Why is Lighting Important for Television and Video?

If you’re fairly new to television and video production, you might not have a sense of why lighting is so important. The cameras you’ve used are so sensitive, you can often get away with no additional lighting. The only thing you don’t understand is why your shots are overexposed or contrasty sometimes, and you might not be able to figure out why one shot will look like a Hollywood film and the next like a cheap home movie.

If, on the other hand, you’re a more experienced television production person with lots of years in news and studio work, you might understand a lot about the basic issues of controlling contrast and exposure but still not have much experience with anything more ...

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