Recommended lighting books?
Posted 02 October 2010 - 05:55 PM
I have read "Cinematography: Theory and Practice: Image Making for Cinematographers, Directors, and Videographers" and "Motion Picture and Video Lighting" and a number of other cinematography books but would like to read a few more. I understand that reading can only count for so much and am also just getting stuck in and shooting but I'd like to keep learning on and off the set.
Any advice on books worth reading or dvd tutorials worth having a look at would be much appreciated.
Posted 03 October 2010 - 10:26 AM
As a bonus, Harry Box has put together a free companion website called "Box Book Extras." The website includes the source material used for the handbook, articles by Harry Box published in other periodicals, related websites, a list of production oriented i-phone apps, as well as more in depth discussion of topics touched upon in the handbook.
For instance the section on generators (above) includes a detailed description of generator operation from the initial walk around inspection to proper shut down procedure. Other topics include basic troubleshooting of mechanical and electrical problems, grounding, and how to operate more lights on a putt-putt than has ever been possible before. Use this link for the informative
"Box Book Extras."
Best of all, there is a photo gallery of on-set photos and videos from all kinds of productions showing some really incredible rigs, cool lighting setups, great applications of technology and ingenuity of all kinds. You can log onto the site at http://booksite.foca...ox/setlighting/ with the pass-code "setlighting."
- Guy Holt, Gaffer, ScreenLight & Grip, Lighting and Grip Rental in Boston
Posted 05 October 2010 - 01:22 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions, that's my reading list sorted for the next while.
Posted 05 October 2010 - 02:07 PM
Ansel Adam's pair of photography books (The Camera and The Negative) also delve into lighting, and while it is a still photography text, many of the concepts easily apply to the cinema as well.
Posted 09 November 2010 - 11:46 AM
Masters of Light
Who is the author of "Reflections"?