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Motion Picture and Video Lighting, 2nd Edition by Blain Brown

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Preface to the Second Edition

Since the first edition of this book, there have been significant advances in motion picture and video lighting technology, and we have tried to include as many of them here as possible. However, despite the advances in lighting equipment, film stocks, and lenses, and, of course, the introduction of DV and HD video technology and its acceptance in the professional world, the fundamentals of lighting remain the same. Good lighting is eternal; the basic concepts of lighting have not changed since they were explored by Rembrandt, Caravaggio, and other masters.

In this book we attempt to cover both the technology of lighting as well as the aesthetics, the techniques, and the “process”—the thinking and methodology by ...

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