Television lighting

The most important element in the design of television images is light. Apart from its fundamental role of illuminating the subject, light determines tonal differences, outline, shape, colour, texture and depth. It can create compositional relationships, provide balance, harmony and contrast. It provides mood, atmosphere and visual continuity. Light is the key pictorial force in television production.

The basic requirement to provide adequate light for a correctly exposed picture with the required depth of field can easily be achieved. Video cameras are sufficiently sensitive to provide an acceptable exposure under almost any found lighting condition. But whereas the television technical requirements of exposure, appropriate ...

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