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Old July 22nd, 2002, 07:32 AM   #1
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Anyone read John Jackman's new lighting book yet?

I wanted to know if anyone reviewed John Jackman's new book Lighting For Digital Video and Television?

I recieved an email from from DV.com this morning on it.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1578201152/qid=1027344316/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_3/103-1598375-8473443
 
Old October 19th, 2002, 01:36 AM   #2
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This is an old post, but what the hey. I've read it, and I find it to be quite groovulent. There's a lot of good info, and some real world anecdotes thrown in, but I would recommend more diagrams. I have hard time dealing with some of what he says without being able to see it. Other than that, great!
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Old October 19th, 2002, 08:25 PM   #3
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Thanks

Thanks for responding - I have not gotten a chance to buy the book yet.
 
Old October 20th, 2002, 12:16 AM   #4
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I'd recommend it, just wish it had more diagrams. That's all.
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Old June 21st, 2003, 11:23 PM   #5
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Yet another query on lighting books

I did an archive search and turned up a lot of suggestions on great lighting books, many of which I'm planning to buy. However, I'm looking for something really specific -- a lighting book with lots and lots of movie stills and accompanying diagrams of exactly how the scene was lit. I recently finished "Matters of Light and Depth," and really liked it, but find myself wanting something featuring even more real world examples. A book that featured this kind of thing almost exclusively would be great.
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Old June 21st, 2003, 11:54 PM   #6
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Have you seen J. Jackman's lighting book? I haven't but have read good feedback about it.
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Old June 22nd, 2003, 09:17 AM   #7
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I believe that's "Lighting for Digital Video & Television." That was one of the book I was planning to buy.
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Old June 23rd, 2003, 10:24 AM   #8
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I probably have more than half a dozen books devoted to lighting. John Jackman's book ("Lighting for Digital Video & Television") is a good general primer and covers, or at least touches, just about all of the bases. I would certainly recommend it to anyone looking for an inexpensive, basic book on the subject.

But all the books in print cannot substitute for just experimenting with lighting. It's one of those hands-on activities that can repay the effort investment many, many times over.
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Old July 11th, 2003, 05:02 AM   #9
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No-one really has answered Marco's specific question. It is also
one I'm interested in. It would be very nice to:

1. see photo's (or perhaps movies on an included disc) from
various points taken "as the camera"

2. see diagrams on how all the lights were setup

3. explenation on how they came to this setup and why it works
(or doesn't work) etc.

Does something like this exists or do we need to write our own? <g>
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Old July 11th, 2003, 06:53 AM   #10
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I'm beginning to think that it doesn't. Maybe "writing our own" isn't such a bad idea. One of the reasons I want a book like this is to give me more insight on what lights to start buying. It's hard to do much experimenting when all you've got is a single Tota light.
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Offhand, the closest material I have to that type of format is the "ARRI Lighting Handbook", by Bill Holshevnikoff. ARRI includes this booklet when you buy ARRI light kits. You can also download part of the booklet at Bill's Web site.

Several other books feature many example shots and set-up diagrams but none strictly adhere to this format.
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Now that is getting closer to it indeed.... Interesting!
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Old August 8th, 2003, 04:06 PM   #13
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good books about FILM lighting.

i just ordered Kris Malkiewicz's "Film Lighting & Cinematography" books. I am looking for books on aspects of lighting and the techincle side of it. Any recommendations.
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Old December 25th, 2003, 12:46 PM   #15
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does anyone have a comment about this dvd on basic lighting??

http://www.promax.com/Products/Detail/5407

the above is a link to basic lighting for dv. i am going to buy it because i feel that i need some more visual aid to understand the different lighting concepts. i really would like to attend a siminar but they can be pricey. i figure this can be the next best thing. if anyone has seen this dvd or heard any reviews on it can you please leave your comments on it?

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