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

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Chapter 10

Advanced Lighting Setups

Now that I’ve covered some basic lighting setups, studio lighting, and procedures for fixing common problems, I’ll move on to more complex and subtle lighting. This is the type of lighting that in the past was used only in Hollywood films; thus, it has come to be known as “film-style” lighting.

As television and video production have become more sophisticated and as digital “film” making (there has to be a better term!) has emerged as an art, film production values have filtered down into the video world. The gulf between video and film has closed; some television series are shot on video and produced with the same production values as feature films. The standards for episodic television generally have increased ...

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