Physical light and perception; Theory and practice of exposure control; Lighting and grip equipment; Basic scene lighting; Image control; Colour theory and practice; Electric theory and safety; Lighting for video, Ultimatte and special effects.
Provides a comprehensive look everyone involved in motion picture or video lighting. Contains diagrams, tables, charts, and photographs to supplement the text. A perfect reference for the professional or the student.
Blain Brown was educated at C.W. Post College; M.I.T. and Harvard Graduate School of Design. He began in New York as a commercial still photographer before starting in the film business. After working as a gaffer, be became a cinematographer doing primarily commercials and music videos.After completing his first feature film, he moved to Los Angeles where he has been Director of Photography on 14 feature films as well as national commercials, promotional films, industrials, music videos and documentaries. He has worked in many states in the U.S. as well as Mexico, Canada, India, Italy, France, the Philippines and Jordan.His experience includes 35mm and 16mm projects, as well as 24P High Def, DigiBeta, BetaSP and DV. He has completed projects as a director, editor and screenwriter; with three screenplays produced. He has also taught courses in storytelling and visual communication. As a Director of Photography specializing in features and commercials, he is now based in Los Angeles.His books include A Sense of Place; Motion Picture and Video Lighting and The Filmmaker's Pocket Reference. His work can be seen at www.BlainBrown.com.
"Written by a professional in the field, this comprehensive book
reveals inside information based on years of experience and
explores the challenges faced by cinematographers, lighting
directors, gaffers and grips. Whether the reader is professional or
a student, this book will be a useful
reference." - Lighting and Sound International
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