"Placing Shadows is a basic book with enough depth and good tips on location lighting to warrant adding it to a professional's library. It covers the principles of lighting and the equipment in practical and theoretical terms." - Robert Goodman, Videography, July 2000.
Covers the fundamental properties of light as well as practical advice and many tips and tricks
Updated and revised to include the latest in location and studio techniques and equipment
Shows how to select the best equipment for a particular situation.
A mix of theory and practical applications, Placing Shadows: Lighting Techniques for Video Production 2E covers the physical properties of light and the selection of proper instruments and their placement for the best possible effect. For the advanced amateur and those pros looking to enhance the look of their productions, this book covers the fundamentals, as well as providing a solid reference for tips on better performance and how prepare for and avoid costly and time-consuming problems.
Contents: 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. ISBN 0240806611.