Set Lighting Technician s Handbook

Author: Harry Box
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136046585
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Comprehensive. Detailed. Practical. Set Lighting Technician's Handbook, Fourth Edition, is a friendly, hands-on manual covering the day-to-day practices, equipment, and tricks of the trade essential to anyone doing motion picture lighting, including the lamp operator, rigging crew, gaffer, best boy, or director of photography. This handbook offers a wealth of practical technical information, useful techniques, as well as aesthetic discussions. The Set Lighting Technician's Handbook focuses on what is important when working on-set: trouble-shooting, teamwork, set protocol, and safety. It describes tricks and techniques for operating a vast array of lighting equipment including LEDs, xenons, camera synchronous strobes, black lights, underwater units, lighting effects units, and many others. Since its first edition, this handy on-set reference continues to be widely adopted as a training and reference manual by union training programs as well as top university film production programs. New to the fourth edition: * More coverage of the aesthetics of lighting * Detailed information on LED technology and gear * Material is harmonized with industry safety and skills training curriculum * More coverage than ever before about setting up and running DMX512 networks and DMX512 enabled devices, including wireless DMX512 networks * Completely revised and updated sections of HMIs, tungsten light fixtures, and fluorescent technologies * Additional information on dealing with current harmonics, working with portable generators. * New section on using 480V power * In addition to previsualization software, new material provides a primer on creating professional light plots and using computer aided design software * New additions to the arsenal of electrical distribution equipment that make our sets safer and easier to power * More rigging tricks and techniques * Written in the same friendly, easy-to-read style that has made this book so popular * Companion Web site contains exclusive articles written by the author, illustrations, and an indispensable resource center with key industry links. Please visit http://www.booksite.focalpress.com/box/setlighting/ * An indispensable on-the-job reference for tens of thousands of film lighting technicians * Includes professional-level procedures that save time and promote safety and efficiency * Written by a lighting technology expert with 20 years of experience as a gaffer and director of photography.

Set Lighting Technician s Handbook

Author: Harry Box
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136046577
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Comprehensive. Detailed. Practical. Set Lighting Technician's Handbook, Fourth Edition, is a friendly, hands-on manual covering the day-to-day practices, equipment, and tricks of the trade essential to anyone doing motion picture lighting, including the lamp operator, rigging crew, gaffer, best boy, or director of photography. This handbook offers a wealth of practical technical information, useful techniques, as well as aesthetic discussions. The Set Lighting Technician's Handbook focuses on what is important when working on-set: trouble-shooting, teamwork, set protocol, and safety. It describes tricks and techniques for operating a vast array of lighting equipment including LEDs, xenons, camera synchronous strobes, black lights, underwater units, lighting effects units, and many others. Since its first edition, this handy on-set reference continues to be widely adopted as a training and reference manual by union training programs as well as top university film production programs. New to the fourth edition: * Detailed information on LED technology and gear * Harmonized with union safety and training procedures * All the latest and greatest DMX gadgets, including remote control systems * Many new and useful lights and how to use them and troubleshoot them. * New additions to the arsenal of electrical distribution equipment that make our sets safer and easier to power. * More rigging tricks and techniques. * the same friendly, easy to read style that has made this book so popular.

Motion Picture and Video Lighting

Author: Blain Brown
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136052976
Format: PDF, ePub
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Motion Picture and Video Lighting, Second Edition, is your indispensable guide to film and video lighting. Written by the author of the industry bible Cinematography, this book explores technical, aesthetic, and practical aspects of lighting for film and video. It will show you not only how to light, but why. Written by a professional in the field, this comprehensive book explores light and color theory; equipment; and techniques to make every scene look its best. Now in full color, Motion Picture and Video Lighting is heavily illustrated with photos and diagrams throughout. This new edition also includes the ultimate 'behind the scenes' DVD that takes you directly on a professional shoot and demonstrates technical procedures and equipment. In addition, 20 video clips include: lighting demonstrations, technical tests, fundamentals of lighting demos, and short scenes illustrating different styles of lighting.

Lighting for Cinematography

Author: David Landau
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1628924748
Format: PDF, Mobi
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We can't shoot good pictures without good lighting, no matter how good the newest cameras are. Shooting under available light gives exposure, but lacks depth, contrast, contour, atmosphere and often separation. The story could be the greatest in the world, but if the lighting is poor viewers will assume it's amateurish and not take it seriously. Feature films and TV shows, commercials and industrial videos, reality TV and documentaries, even event and wedding videos tell stories. Good lighting can make them look real, while real lighting often makes them look fake. Lighting for Cinematography, the first volume in the new CineTech Guides to the Film Crafts series, is the indispensable guide for film and video lighting. Written by veteran gaffer and cinematographer David Landau, the book helps the reader create lighting that supports the emotional moment of the scene, contributes to the atmosphere of the story and augments an artistic style. Structured to mimic a 14 week semester, the chapters cover such things as lighting for movement, working with windows, night lighting, lighting the three plains of action and non-fiction lighting. Every chapter includes stills, lighting diagrams and key advice from professionals in the field, as well as lighting exercises to help the reader put into practice what was covered. www.lightingforcinematography.com

Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician Technician

Author: Richard Cadena
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1134698763
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The application of electricity for the theatre or a concert stage is not the same as for a residence or commercial building. Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician provides you with the fundamentals of theory of electricity as well as the latest guidelines and tips for how to stay safe, current and meet the needs of the entertainment industry. Written by an ETCP (Entertainment Technician Certification Program) trainer this reference supports practicing technicians and provides new technicians the assistance needed for a successful career in the entertainment industry. * The only reference on electricity for the entertainment industry professional! * Written by an ETCP (Entertainment Technician Certification Program) trainer and seasoned professional * Free additional practice problems and animations at www.electricityentertainmenttech.com

Film Lighting

Author: Kris Malkiewicz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439169063
Format: PDF
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Newly revised and expanded,Film Lightingis an indispensable 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 individual styles of leading cinematographers. Reporting on the latest innovations and showcasing 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 help tell the story. Using firsthand material from experts such as Oscar-winning cinematographers Dion Beebe, Russell Carpenter, Robert Elswit, Mauro Fiore, Janusz Kaminski, Wally Pfister, Haskell Wexler, and Vilmos Zsigmond, this revised and expanded edition provides an invaluable opportunity to learn from the industry’s leaders.

The Gaffer s Handbook

Author: Harry C. Box
Publisher: William Heinemann Limited
ISBN: 9780240515236
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Comprehensive, detailed and practical, The Gaffer's Handbook is a friendly, hands-on manual covering the day-to-day practices, equipment and tricks of the trade essential to the motion picture gaffer. It offers a wealth of technical information as well as aesthetic discussions. The book focuses on what is important when working on-set - trouble shooting, teamwork, set protocol and safety. It describes tricks and techniques for operating a vast array of lighting equipment including: - the full line of tungsten and discharge sources - fluorescent units - carbon arc lights - electronic dimmer systems - underwater units - xenon units - camera synchronous strobes - black lights - lightning effects units and many others This is a 'European' edition of the very well-regarded American book Set Lighting Technician's Handbook authored by Harry C Box. Sensitively revised by Brian Fitt, to retain the author's own special, friendly approach, the changes take into account the differences in working practices and electrical distribution systems that pertain in Europe, whilst keeping the essence of the book unchanged. The title has been changed to reflect the readers of the book - the gaffers. 1 appendices of handy reference tables Over 180 illustrations ad photographs Comprehensive, detailed and practical

The Grip Book

Author: Michael Uva
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136042970
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Grip Book, Fourth Edition has been updated and revised to be even more valuable to professional grips-the "jack-of-all-trades and master of all" on a film or video set. Grips install, set up, maintain, and ensure the safety of all equipment needed on a set, such as lighting stands, cameras, and any specialty equipment needed for a shoot. This new edition contains the latest information about the latest equipment and has been updated to reflect changes in the industry including CGI screen setup and 'cleaning up the perms.' The Grip Book also teaches readers how to become a professional grip and have a successful career, and will continue to be an indispensable learning tool and reference for grips of all experience levels.

Filming the Fantastic A Guide to Visual Effects Cinematography

Author: Mark Sawicki
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1136066624
Format: PDF
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Don't waste valuable time and budget fixing your footage in post! Shoot the effects you want effectively and creatively the first time. This full-color step-by step guide to visual effects cinematography empowers you to plan out and execute visual effects shots on a budget, without falling into the common pitfall of using high-end computer graphics to "fix it in post. Learn how to effectively photograph foreground miniatures, matte paintings, green screen set ups, miniatures, crowd replication, explosions, and so much more to create elements that will composite together flawlessly. Filming the Fantastic focuses on the art and craft of visual effects using real case scenarios from a visual effects cameraman. These lessons from the front line will give you ideas and insight so you can translate your skills into any situation, no matter what camera or software package you are using and no matter if you are using film or digital technology. Learn how to film your fantastic visual effects with this book!

The Grip Book

Author: Michael Uva
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351334603
Format: PDF
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Gain the essential skills of a professional grip to become the jack and master of all trades on any movie or television show set. Discover vital insider tips ranging from how to operate cutting-edge rigging and lighting equipment to performing difficult camera mounts on aircraft, boats, trains, and cars. In The Grip Book, seasoned Hollywood grip Michael G. Uva teaches you to install, set up, maintain, and ensure the safety of all equipment on a set, such as C-stands, cameras, and any specialty gear needed for a shoot. Guidelines for on-set etiquette and how to succeed as a technical crew member will jumpstart your career and make you a valuable asset on any film or television crew. This new 6th edition marks the books 30th anniversary and has been fully revised and updated to include expanded coverage of on-set scenarios, such as gripping near water and at heights; a brand-new chapter dedicated to providing insider solutions to various gripping problems that can often appear insurmountable to the uninitiated; and a brand-new companion website featuring a downloadable reference guide on grip equipment, and extensive how-to video demonstrations. Other features include technical expertise on maintaining the latest and greatest filmmaking equipment; an updated self-test section containing over one hundred questions and answers; a comprehensive appendix containing a robust glossary of insider and equipment terms; and guidelines on what a grip has to be physically able to perform in their day-to-day duties.