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

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Now that we’ve covered some basic lighting setups, let’s move on to problem solving. This is a major ingredient in real-world lighting: catching hot spots, obnoxious reflections, and potential color problems before they ruin your take. Doing this well involves an eye for detail and a real focus of attention on the picture. How well you troubleshoot lighting problems during setup will be a major factor in the quality of the final product, since many of these problems are difficult and expensive to fix in post.

HOT SPOTS: FILM FOLKS, BE VIGILANT!

One problem you need to always be watching for are hot spots in the picture. These are often reflections ...

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