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Location Lighting for Television by Alan Bermingham

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14

Basic Lighting on Location

14.1   Basic Lighting Kit

The ‘basic three-lamp kit’ is a term often used to describe the kit of luminaires carried by most cameramen engaged in single-camera operations. In many instances the cameraman may be working alone, sometimes with a sound recordist, and sometimes with the luxury of an electrician! The early portable lighting kits often meant three Redheads plus stands in a lightweight case, often supplemented with a 2 kW Blonde for any special requirement. The three Redheads at 800 W each can be safely connected to a 13 A socket (≅3kW maximum power) without the need for a special supply. It has to be remembered that light sources such as the open-faced Redhead were required to light for cameras needing ...

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