David named one of my favorite books. Others include Freddie Young's "The Work of the Motion Picture Cameraman", "Painting with Light" by John Alton, "Reflections" published by the ASC, "Film Lighting" by Malkiewicz
Books and Movies for Newbies
Posted 01 April 2018 - 10:40 AM
Posted 05 July 2018 - 09:21 PM
Hi- please allow me to introduce my own book just now released on Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites:
Shaping Light for Video in the Age of LEDs: A Practical Guide to the Art, Craft, and Business of Lighting. c2018 by Alan Steinheimer 356 pages, extensive glossary.
Shaping Light ... [/size]is a practical, hands-on guide to lighting for video. Using a [/size]Dummies-style[/size]approach, the book explains lighting techniques through real-world examples, including recent updates on the groundbreaking use of LED lighting and wireless control options.[/size]
This book focuses on firsthand application of technical knowledge, to appeal to cinematography students and video freelancers. Beginning with simple lighting setups and progressing to more complicated scenarios, the book holds the reader’s attention with illustrative anecdotes, and links theory to real-world applications.[/size]
The book covers[/size]
Basic three-point lighting[/size]
Lighting moving actors[/size]
Set lighting and exposure[/size]
Instrument selection including the many LEDs[/size]
Bringing style to your lighting[/size]
Color temperature and the Kelvin scale[/size]
Exterior lighting: day and night[/size]
Lighting categories and genres – what to expect[/size]
Money and budgeting[/size]
Electricity and electrical distribution[/size]
What does a grip do?[/size]
Case studies, with photos and diagrams[/size]
I am hoping this fills in some of the missing blanks regarding LEDs and what it takes to be a freelancer working in lighting and grip.
Posted 01 August 2018 - 03:00 PM
My name is Michael Lau, and I work for Sepia Films, an independent film production company based in Vancouver and LA.
As big fans of this community, we are so excited to tell you about our documentary KEEPERS OF THE MAGIC, which spotlights cinematographers such as Roger Deakins, John Seale, Gordon Willis, Vittorio Storaro, Bruno Delbonnel, and Philippe Rousselot. It is being released across the US on August 7th through VOD (US Satellite/Cable), IVoD (iTunes, Google Play, etc.) and Home Video (Amazon).
KoTM is both an homage to the great films of our time and a personal exploration of the artists that created them. It features candid interviews and intimate insights into the work of these legendary cinematographers amongst others (including Directors George Miller and Sam Mendes) as they discuss their careers and most memorable movie moments.
The film is the passion project of Vic Sarin, an eminent DP/Director in his own right, who wanted to celebrate the masters of this largely unsung art form.
You can find more information here: https://www.imdb.com...2/?ref_=nv_sr_1
And a link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube....h?v=Whe6WjofzQ4.
Our goal is to give cinematographers the recognition that they seldom receive; but to do so, we need to reach as many people as possible.
Please don't hesitate to ask any questions!