Location Lighting for Television
Location Lighting for Television is the first book of its kind to introduce the problems of location lighting for single camera operators and provides an insight into the technology and techniques required to solve these problems. The approach is of a basic and introductory nature, geared towards the student and trainee cameraman. Professionals looking for a refresher course on the subject will also find this an invaluable reference packed with key information, theory and practical approaches to different lighting situations.
This book is based on the experience of the author as a practitioner and trainer. Location lighting requires decisions to be made quickly, with rarely any opportunity to experiment. The aim in writing this book is to give an insight into how the problems can be solvd and the pitfalls avoided!
Alan Bermingham operates as International Television Training and Consultancy (ITTC), specializing in television lighting. He was formerly a Senior Lecturer in Television Technical Operations at the BBC's engineering training Centre, Wood Norton, specializing in television lighting. He worked at TV-am as a Lighting Director and moved to Television South West, becoming Head of Lighting. Alan formed ITTC in 1992 and has given lighting training in over twenty countries. He is a co-author of Multiskilling for television Production and The Video Studio, also published by Focal Press.
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2 Lighting basics
3 Television camera basics
4 Television optics
5 Colour television
6 Colour temperatureND filters
7 Camera sensitivity how much light do we need?
8 Light sources
14 Basic lighting on location
15 Lighting in the real world
16 Vision control and measurements
17 Exterior lighting
18 Expanding the basics
19 Planning essentials
20 Lighting and sound pickup
21 Lighting standards
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