Lighting is an essential element of video production. Like the human eye, video cameras need to have an adequate amount of light to produce an acceptable picture. Although today’s video cameras require significantly less light than ever before, the central concern of lighting is not only to provide enough light for the camera to function properly, but also to provide light of a particular quality to achieve the desired aesthetic effect. Whereas the craft of lighting focuses on generating colors and visible detail acceptable to the viewing audience, the art of lighting involves controlling the aesthetic factors that are central to effective productions.

Basic Lighting Concepts

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