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Better Location Shooting by Paul Martingell

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Chapter 11

Location Lighting Tips and Setups

In Chapter 6 we looked at an interior lighting setup than can work on location using 1–3 lamps and which you can change and adapt to suit many situations but should give you good results even on the busiest day.

In this chapter I’ll describe how to use different video lights and look at some location lighting setups, both interior and exterior, that are tried and tested and provide useful, simple solutions for many professional cameramen shooting on location. They are straightforward to rig and use and again you can adapt them for the type of shooting you do and the locations that you find yourself in.

As always the rigs described here are “real-world” setups used by professional cameramen everywhere ...

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