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#1 David Calson

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 08:38 PM

What would you say this is? I'm looking for something not so much on the technical side (ie Harry Box's handbook), but something that leads you into understanding where a light should go to create mood/depth. Were there any books that broke down walls for you when it came to lighting?
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#2 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 09:01 PM

"Reflections"

Various examples of different lighting styles and equipment, and it doesn't get overly technical. There's a lot of aesthetic in the text and it was put together by people who are very casually passionate about lighting, who are able to freely explain what they do while remaining modest about it.
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Posted 09 July 2007 - 09:28 PM

I learn a great deal from Film Lighting (Kris Malkiewicz) every time I read it.
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Posted 09 July 2007 - 11:37 PM

"Reflections"

Various examples of different lighting styles and equipment, and it doesn't get overly technical. There's a lot of aesthetic in the text and it was put together by people who are very casually passionate about lighting, who are able to freely explain what they do while remaining modest about it.

I second that - one of my favorite books actually. A bit expensive and I wish it had more diagrams, but I like it anyway.
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#5 Joseph Zizzo

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 11:06 AM

the best for me has been blain brown's "cinematography", from focal press. its amazing. it has something for everyone...
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#6 Josh Bass

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 12:41 PM

I'll take matters of light and depth by Ross Lowell (Lowel?)
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Posted 11 July 2007 - 01:36 PM

"Reflections"

Various examples of different lighting styles and equipment, and it doesn't get overly technical. There's a lot of aesthetic in the text and it was put together by people who are very casually passionate about lighting, who are able to freely explain what they do while remaining modest about it.


Is this the full title of the book and what is the auther's name?
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#8 Jamie Lewis

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 02:27 PM

I'm guessing this is the one they're talking about.


http://www.amazon.co...O...ooks&sr=1-2
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#9 Jimmy Browning

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 06:16 PM

Motion Picture and Video Lighting by Blain Brown.

http://www.amazon.co...o...5607&sr=8-2

That link is to the new edition that hasn't been released yet, but the older edition is great.
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#10 David Calson

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 12:06 AM

cool, any others?
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#11 Michael Nash

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 04:53 PM

cool, any others?


http://www.cinematog...showtopic=24234 ;)
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#12 Josh Fritts

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 06:06 PM

"Image Control" by Gerald Hirschfeld, ASC


Its really good.
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#13 Tony Brown

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 03:27 PM

I learn a great deal from Film Lighting (Kris Malkiewicz) every time I read it.


Seconded
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#14 Josh Brokenbourgh

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 05:53 PM

I learn a great deal from Film Lighting (Kris Malkiewicz) every time I read it.



Seconded


Yes- This is a book that has realistic details from the masters.
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