After reading this chapter, you should know . . .
- The difference between incident and reflected light.
- General illumination principles, such as intensity, contrast ratio, and color temperature.
- How and when to use a light meter and monitors.
- How to accomplish creative lighting objectives, such as shape, reality, mood, and focus of attention.
- The different types of lamps used in lighting instruments, such as LEDs, high-frequency fluorescents, quartz, and HMIs.
- The differences in the housing elements of spotlights and floodlights.
- The key, fill, and back lights needed for three-point lighting and their approximate ratios.
- Principles for multi-camera with movement, flat, and high-definition lighting.
- Specialized lighting, such as cameo, silhouette, chroma key, and shadows.
- How to mount lights.
- Equipment principles used to create intensity, diffusion, shape, and color.
- How and why to use a light plot.
- How to set up lights.
- The importance of safety.
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