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Introduction to Media Production, 4th Edition by Robert B. Musburger PhD, Gorham Kindem

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CHAPTER

7   Lighting and Design

•  What are the aesthetics of light?

•  How do light and color interact?

•  What types of lighting instruments are available?

•  How is light measured and controlled?

•  How is scene design used in digital production?

Introduction

One of the most creative and visually exciting tasks in video and film production involves lighting and creating environments with sets, properties, costumes, and makeup. Visual artists refer to lighting as painting with light. A lighting director or director of photography can use lights just as effectively and expressively as any painter uses color pigments to evoke a specific mood or visual impression. An art director can create imaginary worlds or create actual times and locations ...

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