Lighting

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Lighting Solutions: Choosing the Correct Light Source

An essential element in producing excellent video is correct lighting.

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Use Lighting to Enhance Story Elements

UseLightingIn video production, lighting is primarily used for obtaining proper exposure. However, it can also be used to help enhance story elements.

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Lighting for Interviews

The first thing to accept is that you won't have enough time, 

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Color Temperature Strategies

Coloring your video world with light is more than just turning on a few lamps and setting a good white balance-light is often a mixed bag.

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Lighting Women/Lighting Men

LightingMen01Once upon a time, men were lit ruggedly and women were lit beautifully

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Reflecting on Reflectors

No money for more lights? No problem! Here are sure-fire, no-power solutions to making your subject shine.

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Lighting Products for Video

Learning to light products for video starts with learning how to "see" light and how it reacts to subjects.

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Lighting on the Cheap Side

Light00Need to set up a lighting design that won't cost an arm and a leg?

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Looking for Light

 One of the inherent problems in shooting in "low light" is that there is no real definition for what low light is.

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I Need Soft Light and Don’t Know How to Make It!

Have you ever been asked to record an interview and you set up the Lowel or Smith Victor kit your school has had in the back room forever and notice that the talent is squinty and uncomfortable?

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Let the Sun Shine In: How To Control the Great Outdoor Light Source

Oh, the glorious sun. This magnificent ball of burning gas sheds immeasurable power on our world from millions of miles away.

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The Basics of Lighting

Lighting is an essential tool for enhancing the video image.

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Planning and Placing Lights for a Studio

The ability to control the amount, color, and quality of light can turn an ordinary scene into a masterpiece.

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Light Source: Lighting for Compositing

LightSource01Among the powerful tools in the digital postproduction toolbox, chromakeying has to rank among the coolest: with a few clicks of your mighty mouse, you can drop your foreground subject into any background you like.

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5 Tips for Good Lighting

There's no substitute for good lighting. I'm always surprised at how many producers count on software to fix poor lighting in post.

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Video Lighting Somewhat Demystified

Working for a lighting company we get asked, “how would you light this” a lot.

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The Art of Low Key Lighting

LowKey00Properly lighting a low-key setup will entice your viewers to focus on key points in your scene, and wonder about those dark shadowy areas in the unknown.

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Lighting Equipment Safety

Learn industry standard safety techniques for working with light fixtures

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Light Your Backgrounds

Always keep your backgrounds in mind when you set up your video shots.

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