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Motion Picture and Video Lighting

Motion Picture and Video Lighting
Author: Blain Brown
ISBN 13: 9780240807638
ISBN 10: 240807634
Edition: 2
Publisher: Focal Press
Publication Date: 2007-09-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 268
List Price: $49.95

Motion Picture and Video Lighting explores the technical, aesthetic and practical aspects of lighting for film and video. Written by a professional in the field, this comprehensive book reveals inside information based on years of experience and thoroughly explores the challenges faced by cinematographers, lighting directors, gaffers and grips.

About the Author:

Blain Brown is a cinematographer and lighting director based in Los Angeles, California. He has lit and photographed a range of productions - from macro/table tops to boxing arenas, and from no-budget shoestring productions to large-scale features. Mr. Brown has also worked as a producer and line producer on commercials, music videos and feature films.


A comprehensive treatment of the technical, aesthetic, and practical aspects of lighting for film and video. Topics range from a basic discussion of physical light and perception and detailed coverage of equipment to color theory and practice and lighting for video, Ultimatte, and special effects. Detailed diagrams and b&w photography, with four pages in color. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)