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Location Lighting for Television by Alan Bermingham

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Introduction

Lighting on location is a m ixture of technology and technique. It is a skill required by cameramen, and in the world of freelance cameraman where ‘you are only as good as your last programme’, it is essential that all cameramen have a good grasp of the principles and practice of lighting on location, in order to ensure continuity of work. Many video cameramen operate without the luxury of large budgets supporting ideal resources. Consequently, there is often a need to work with minimum crewing levels, requiring multi-skilling abilities. Hence, this book explores the areas of skill and knowledge needed to cope with this situation.

The objective of any location shoot obviously is to get a good result. However, safety of personnel, ...

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