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Lighting for Digital Video and Television, 3rd Edition by John Jackman

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If you’re fairly new to television, video, and digital movie production, you may not really have a sense of why lighting is so important. After all, today’s cameras are so light sensitive you can often get away without any additional lighting. The only thing you don’t understand is why sometimes your shots areo verexposed or contrasty; and you may not be able to figure out why one shot will look like a Hollywood film and the next will look like a really bad YouTube video.

If, on the other hand, you’re more experienced in television and event video production, you may understand a lot about the basic issues of controlling contrast and exposure—but ...

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