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The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook: Real-World Production Techniques by Janie L. Geyen, Barry Andersson

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Chapter 6

Lighting on Location

In its simplest role, light is necessary for exposing the image on your camera. But after this fundamental role, lighting becomes art. Even with natural available light, you can alter the look of lighting by choosing how your piece will interact technically with camera settings, what location you choose, and how you set up the shot. Using artificial light and a set provides a blank canvas to tell the story with light. Regardless of your lighting interactions, you will be having many discussions about lighting while on location.

On your shoot, you may have only one or two lighting people, or you may even be doing it all by yourself. On a large movie set there are entire teams of people responsible for the lighting. ...

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