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Professional Web Video by Mark Weiser, Richard Harrington

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GREAT VIDEO NEEDS GREAT LIGHTING

The key to great-looking web video is an understanding of light. While we're not going to send you back to high school physics, you do need to know some basics about light so you can control it. The truth is that cameras are nowhere near as sensitive as your eyes, so it takes extra effort.

If you take the time to learn how to light a scene, you can capture great-looking footage (even with less-than-professional cameras). It might mean choosing a location with good natural light, bouncing the available light where you need it, or creating your own environment using lighting instruments.

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