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Media Production by Amanda Willett

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12 Lighting

Lighting is obviously a key component of a video shoot. Huge amounts of time and money can be spent on lighting. Good lighting is very complex and skilful, and to get good at it you would need a lot more tuition than this book can provide.

Lighting may not be a component of your project over which you have much control. You may not have access to any lights. The good news is that modern cameras are much better at lower lighting levels, so there is less need for lighting now than there was in the past. But you will still need to give some sort of basic thought to lighting.

The lighting set-ups covered in this chapter will only be helpful when you are shooting fairly close up. They will work for presenters or interviewees, or close-ups ...

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