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

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BASIC SCENE LIGHTING

We have looked at the tools of lighting, the elements of lighting, and some basic principles of light and exposure. Now let’s put it all together.

A movie is made one scene at a time; a scene is made one shot at a time. The same applies, of course, to commercials, industrials, music videos, and even documentaries. In this chapter we will select several scenes from features, commercials, and classroom projects. We’ll analyze their lighting schemes and talk a bit about the thought process that went into planning and executing them.

Whenever possible, a lighting scheme is planned well in advance. In nearly all cases, there are ...

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