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#1 Dave Wowchuk

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 10:25 AM

Hi everyone.

I've been working in video for the past 8 years, and I'm wanting to make a move into film. One of my weaknesses is lighting for film & drama. I'd like to learn more about this type of lighting, and wondered if any of you could recommend a great course, books, etc etc that could help me get started.

I'd appreciate any help.

Dave
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#2 Mario C. Jackson

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 10:30 AM

Start doing as much grip and electric work you possibly can. Read AC and ICG magazines, constantly ask question here on cinematography.com, and alot praying.
Hope This Helps
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#3 Alex Haspel

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 10:48 AM

i enjoyed (and still do) an education in still photography, which helped me alot in regards of understanding the procedures happening when exposing film with light.

so i'd say photography aint a bad start.
get yourself a analog slr camera, a light meter, and a b/w darkroom....
and as a next step you can get yourself some reversal film and see how accurate your exposure really is.

i can't say how i might be able to self-confidently expose film for moving pictures if i hadn't had this education.
it simply is essential in my opinion.

good luck,
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