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#1 anamexis

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 12:43 AM

Hello, I am doing a lot of reading on cinematography. Having been reading these forums a lot recently as well as other books and random things, one of the things I am most anxious to learn about is the different types of lights and their applications.
Something that can tell me about what things like Arris, Mole Riches (Tweenies, Fresnels, Midgets, etc.) are, and what they do, and then what HMIs, Kino Flo's, sun guns are, and so on.

I realize that there are several recommendations on lighting books but I am not sure which if any of them would give me this kind of information. Does anyone have any recommendations on where I could get a good look at the more technical side of lighting for film?
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#2 Thomas Cousin

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 06:07 AM

hello,
i think "set lighting's technician's handbook" by harry c. box is a very good book about all these things. it is written essentially for gaffers and chief electricians i guess, but as a director of photography, you can learn a lot of things through what it says. and it helps for equipement list and decide what type of light you're going to use.

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#3 anamexis

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 11:38 AM

hello,
i think "set lighting's technician's handbook" by harry c. box is a very good book about all these things. it is written essentially for gaffers and chief electricians i guess, but as a director of photography, you can learn a lot of things through what it says. and it helps for equipement list and decide what type of light you're going to use.

thomas

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Thanks, that book looks great.
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#4 Steven Budden

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 02:44 PM

An older classic book... Painting with Light.

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#5 drew_town

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 11:49 PM

I'll second "The Set Lighting Technician's Handbook." I learned a good deal from it.
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#6 brian hendry

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 12:06 PM

I'll second "The Set Lighting Technician's Handbook." I learned a good deal from it.

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harry c. box . haha. i need a name like that.
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