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Chapter Six. Lighting for DV > Lighting Techniques

Lighting Techniques

Volumes have been written on movie lighting methodology, but here are some techniques that are particularly useful when you are shooting DV.

Light for Narrow Contrast Range

The single most important thing to remember about lighting for DV is that, like all video, it has a much narrower contrast range than film. As we noted in Chapter 1, film has a working contrast range of about 100:1, while video has only 30:1.


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