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Video Camera Techniques, 2nd Edition by Gerald Millerson

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Helping Lighting Treatment

Whether you are shooting in the studio or on location, careful lighting treatment can make an important contribution to a production’s success.

Altering the camera angle

If you decide to arc round a subject to what you consider a better viewpoint, and ‘sell’ this shot to the director, are you showing initiative or are you creating problems for others?

The effect that lighting has on any subject’s appearance, depends not only on the angle and quality of the light (whether it is hard or soft), but on the direction from which you view the subject. Change your viewpoint, and its effect can alter considerably! A carefully angled backlight which was intended to produce an attractive rimming from the planned camera viewpoint, ...

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