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Basic Lighting Worktext for Film and Video by Richard Ferncase

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CHAPTER FIVE

 

Controlling Color Temperature: Light Sources and Filters

INTRODUCTION

The development of fast film emulsions, highly sensitive video cameras, and a wide array of improved lamps have freed the cinematographer from shooting exclusively by daylight. Today there are a wide range of options when it comes to selecting light sources for film and video production. The diversity of lamps and stock, however, bring up the problems of balancing and filtering sources of different color temperature.

COLOR TEMPERATURE

The eye is remarkably adaptive to color and perceives a variety of light sources as white light sources. The light ...

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