As more high-tech equipment becomes available, lighting becomes more complex. A solid grounding in the theory and practice of using tools for lighting is essential not only to complete the day successfully, but also to avoid disaster in the screening room. In this chapter we examine these issues and review the basic operating techniques associated with them.
Shooting with HMI Units
Shooting with HMIs (as well as fluorescents and other AC-powered nontungsten lights) always presents the danger of flicker. Flicker appears on film or video (if not shooting at 30P or 60i) as a rhythmic change in exposure. It is caused by uneven exposure ...