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

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Chapter 8

Solving Common Problems

Now that I’ve covered some basic lighting setups, I’ll move on to problem solving. A major ingredient in real-world lighting is catching hot spots, obnoxious reflections, and potential color problems before they ruin your take. Doing this well involves an eye for detail and a real focus of attention on the picture. How well you troubleshoot lighting problems during setup will be a major factor in the quality of the final product because many of these problems are difficult and expensive to fix in post (postproduction).

Hot Spots: Film Folks Be Vigilant!

Hot spots in the picture are one problem you always need to be watching for. These are often reflections on shiny surfaces that must be killed because they generally ...

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