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Real World Digital Video, Second Edition by Gerald Everett Jones, Pete Shaner

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Tools for Controlling Light

Your basic lighting procedure will go something like this:

1.
Select lights for color temperature and wattage.
2.
Place them to achieve a three-point plan.
3.
Adjust the camcorder for white balance and correct exposure.

However, in real-world shooting situations these steps don't give you enough control. You'll also need a variety of accessories to further control and distribute the output of lighting sources.

C-Stands and Other Grip Equipment

The C-stand is the grip's multipurpose holder for all kinds of devices that diffuse, filter, mask, or reflect light (Figure 6.20). It's an adjustable metal stand with a folding tripod base, equipped with two circular clamps, one on the stand and one on a movable arm. The height ...

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