The Birns & Sawyer
Master Series of Fimmaking:
An instructional series of DVDs providing visual demonstrations and techniques from many of Hollywood's greatest artists and technicians.
Lighting for Emerging Filmmakers:
Comprehensive, 'hands on' training in basic lighting principles from Master Gaffer Foster Denker. These two volumes cover the basic mechanics of motion picture lighting. Cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs, ASC introduces the program Dinker has worked as his gaffer since the 60s.
Volume One demonstrates portraiture lighting using a live model and a plasma screen display for instant feedback.
Volume Two shows set lighting and provides an overview of lighting control techniques, source lighting and demonstrates the differences between hard key and bounce key lighting.
Foster Denker's credits include: Boy Meets World, Just Shoot Me, Ellen, Sleepless in Seattle, Star 80, My Best Friend's Wedding, One from the Heart, Francis, and Easy Rider.
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