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Video Shooter, 2nd Edition by Barry Braverman, Barry Braverman, Barry Braverman

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When we put a frame around the world, we are making a conscious decision to exclude what is not helpful to our story. Proper lighting craft mestoryans applying the same principle.

Our lighting should accomplish two things: to enhance the three-dimensional (3D) illusion by maximizing texture, and to direct the viewer’s eye to what is important and relevant inside the frame.

The mantra to “Exclude! Exclude! Exclude!” is integral to our lighting craft because so much time and effort is expended modifying, controlling, and otherwise removing light from a scene. We accomplish this with the control devices such as barndoors, cutters, cookies, and Blackwrap and by altering the character and direction of the light ...

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