Matters of Light
was written for the student, the new professional with limited experience and those with considerable experience who still encounter lighting difficulties. It endeavors to teach ways of developing and trusting your eye. This lighting odyssey stresses the interdependence of all crafts, especially where film and video are concerned.
To the extent that lighting truly serves the subject and the story, it becomes invisible. This book attempts to illuminate a field that is a confusing and exciting mixture of science, craft, commerce and sometimes, art. Contents: lighting by numbers, in broad daylight, dynamic lighting of static subjects, hearing the light, lights-on lessons and resources, terms of enlightenment.