by Chuck B. Gloman and Tom Letourneau
A mix of theory and practical applications, Placing Shadows Lighting Techniques For Video Production,
third edition covers the physical properties of light and the selection of proper instruments and their placement for the best effects. For the student, advanced amateur, and those pros trying to enhance the look of their productions, this book examines the fundamentals and provides a solid reference for tips on better performance, as well as how to prepare for and avoid costly and time consuming problems.
This edition covers: The Physics of Light; Meters, Monitors, and Scopes; Lamps, Reflectors, and Lighting Instruments; Video Contrast Ratios; Instrument Functions; Terms and Tips; Basic Lighting Setups; Avoiding Problems; Locating Lighting; Studio Lighting; Future Directions; Resources for the Lighting Professional. A section on studio lighting completes the work, including Hollywood style lighting fixtures and techniques that will give interior work a balanced professional appearance. All of the latest lighting units available are covered in this book.