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Old December 25th, 2003, 04:23 PM   #16
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Never heard of it, but it isn't that much money. Let us know how
you like it?
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Old December 25th, 2003, 04:26 PM   #17
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Old December 26th, 2003, 12:03 AM   #18
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I've not seen this video. But John Jackman also has a popular book on lighting (mentioned here) and a regular magazine column on the subject. He is also a member here and occasionally stops by to "chat".
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Old January 25th, 2004, 06:36 PM   #20
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Not a book but a good reference anyway.

I remember taking a look at the VideoMaker Magazine Video tape on lighting. I seem to remember that their editor that writes about lighting was one of the people in that group that seemed to know his stuff.

So you might want to add their video to the list.

I did buy and read Jackman's book. Pretty good stuff. Leaves a few things out but they are at the detail level. Stuff like clear vs frost lamps, how stuff hooks together physically, etc.

But worth the money.
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Old March 6th, 2004, 12:22 PM   #21
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Good beginners book on lighting

Can anyone recommend a good beginners book or articule on lighting. I'm a newbie when it comes to lighting.

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Old March 6th, 2004, 01:11 PM   #22
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That would be John Jackman's, "Lighting for Digital Video and Television."

I have a lot of quibbles with this book, and I don't care for Mr. Jackman's chummy writing style, but that said, there really is nothing in book form that provides such a worthwhile introduction to lighting techniques.

B&H also offers a FREE lighting catalogue that offers some very good tips in the back.

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Old March 6th, 2004, 04:07 PM   #23
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thx wayne, I will stop by BH and pick up a lighting catalogue.
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Old March 6th, 2004, 10:45 PM   #24
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How about Ross Lowell's "Matters of Light and Depth?"
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Old March 7th, 2004, 11:45 AM   #25
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Here are a couple of other sites:
http://www.film-and-video.com/index2.htm Go to "articles and instructions."
http://www.arri.com/infodown/htm/framlig3.htm Scroll down to Download pdf "How to get the most from your new Arri Light Kit"
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That Arri link that Wayne provided is a very good one. The brochure's author, Bill Holshevnikoff, is a very practical and experienced fellow. (His site is called Power of Lighting.) He gives pretty good seminars around the country, often as part of trade shows.

Wayne's earlier point suggesting that books are not necessarily the best place to start (I'm paraphrasing <g>) is actually a good one. Videos, seminars or hanging around experienced crew are the best methods for getting the hang of this subject. Birn & Sawyer has a series of two instructional DVD's on basic lighting. I've just completed a review of them for this site. They're not a bad place to start, although the material is presented in an extemporaneous style.
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Ross Lowel's "Matter of Light and Depth" is a great book I think. It also has a series of excercises that you can perform with a small kit - to help you on your way. And I also support John Jackman's book. I found it a great introduction to lighting.

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Old March 16th, 2004, 02:03 PM   #29
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Books on Digital Cinematography & Lighting

I was wondering if you guys know of any good books on digital cinematography, someone who needs to learn from the start. I've read Scott Billups book, but the subject on digital cinematography is not that covered, and mostly he talks about HD, not miniDV.

I am looking at these 3 books right now, maybe they would be good.

Shooting Digital Video
by Jon Fauer

Digital Cinematography
by Paul Wheeler

Lighting for Digital Video & Television
by John Jackman


Any recommendations that you have?
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