O'Reilly logo

Television Sports Production, 5th Edition by Jim Owens

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 8Lighting

A famous architect once said: “Without light there is no architecture.” We can say the same for television: “Without light there are no pictures.” The challenge is to make the lighting produce natural three-dimensional visual sensations of the action at any position on the field of play. I know my job is done when the pictures look fantastic and nobody mentions the lighting.

David Lewis, Lighting Director for television sports

As mentioned in the previous chapter, lighting is one of the primary considerations when determining camera placement. Cameras need a basic level of light to operate. In addition, the creative aspects of lighting can help distinguish the athletes from the field of play and help set the mood of the production. ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required