Film Lighting Talks with Hollywood's Cinematographers and Gaffers

ISBN-10: 1439169063
ISBN-13: 9781439169063
Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)
Authors: Kris Malkiewicz
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Description: Newly revised and updated, Film Lighting is an indispensible sourcebook for the aspiring and practicing cinematographer, based on extensive interviews with leading cinematographers and gaffers in the film industry.Film lighting is a living, dynamic  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 2/7/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Newly revised and updated, Film Lighting is an indispensible sourcebook for the aspiring and practicing cinematographer, based on extensive interviews with leading cinematographers and gaffers in the film industry.Film lighting is a living, dynamic art influenced by new technologies and the changing styles of leading cinematographers. A combination of state-of-the-art technology and in-depth interviews with industry experts, Film Lighting provides an inside look at how cinematographers and film directors establish the visual concept of the film and use the lighting to create a certain atmosphere.Kris Malkiewicz uses firsthand material from the experts he interviewed while researching this book. Among these are leading cinematographers Dion Beebe, Russell Carpenter, Caleb Deschanel, Robert Elswit, Mauro Fiore, Adam Holender, Janusz Kaminski, Matthew Libatique, Rodrigo Prieto, Harris Savides, Dante Spinotti, and Vilmos Zsigmond. This updated version of Film Lighting fills a growing need in the industry and will be a perennial, invaluable resource. 

Kris J. Malkiewicz, author of the classic work Cinematography, is a graduate of the prestigious Polish State Film Academy. He helped to design the film department of the California Institute of the Arts and taught film at the Film Division of The Polytechnic in London, England.

Acknowledgments
Preface to the Second Edition
The Cinematographer as Collaborator
Working with the Director
The Hiring Process
Taking on the Project
Style
Serving the Story
Working with the Art Director
Working with the Designers
Rehearsals
Composition
Working with the Crew
Lighting Equipment
Types of Light Sources
Tungsten Lights
HMI Lights
Fluorescent Lights
LED Lights
Fresnel Lights
Ellipsoidal Reflector Spotlights
Xenon Lights
Beam Projectors
Moving Lights
PAR Lights
Open-face and Area Lights
Soft Lights
Compact Lights
Accessories to Luminaires
Light Packages
Power Supply
Image Manipulation
Film Stock
Digital Cameras
Brightness Range Manipulation
Measuring and Evaluating Light
Picture and Waveform Monitors
Color Gelatins
Image Manipulation by Filters, Nets, and Other Optical Media
Working with Smoke
Image Manipulation in the Laboratory
Processing
Timing and Printing
Digital Intermediate
Anatomy of Lighting
Key Light, Fill Light, and Backlight Concepts
Key Light
Fill Light
Backlight
Strategy of Lighting
Hard Versus Soft
Controlling Hard Light
Using and Controlling the Various Types of Soft Light
Box-type Soft Light
Diffused Light
Bounced Light
Ambient Light
Low Key, High Key
Studio Versus Location
Lighting for Multiple Cameras
Lighting for Digital Video
Lighting a Scene
Lighting Approach to a Scene
Sources of Light
Long Shot and Close-up
Studio Day Interior
Night Interior
Treatment of Walls
Using Practical Lamps
Special Practicals
Mirrors
Process Shots
Lighting Faces
Beauty Lighting
Lighting for Skin Tones
Close-up Accessories
Eye Light
Lighting on Location
Location Exterior
Daylight
Sunset
Day-for-Night
Night-for-Night
Location Interior
Location Interior/Exterior
Location Lighting with Fluorescents
Theater Interior Lighting
Vehicle Lighting
Learning to Light
Notes on the Contributors
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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