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    Default Yea, lighting for me is gonna be the most tricky

    I havent done much of any reading to educate myself on lighting just yet..so I think its gonna take me a while to get a solid foundation of how thats suppose to work, any suggestions?

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    Hi Sean,

    I am guessing this in reply to my post...

    I am quite lucky that at university we get cinematographers in to teach us how to light. A week is not long enough, its takes years and years but the basics are there. To be honest I find it common sense, you want to set your subject apart from teh background, so contrast the light between the two to give your image some punch. www.cinematography.net is a good source of information, as are the forums at www.dvxuser.com and of course you can study films all you like. I often find a film and copy its lighting to achieve a certain look, no harm in learning that way.

    some links that should help:

    Walter Graff Instruction......anything by Walter is fantastic
    http://www.bluesky-web.com/new-page6.html

    Lighting For DV
    http://www.mediaed.org.uk/posted_documents/lighting.htm

    BBC Lighting training
    http://www.bbctraining.com/onlineCourses.asp

    CurrentTV Lighting guide
    http://current.tv/studio/survivalguide/

    Hope that helps mate!

    Anthony
    my new years resolution is 300 DPI.

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    Ta for links. If u need to do it on the cheap site lights are brill.

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    No problem Mark, very good point regarding site lights, you reminded me of an article I found last week http://www.shuttertalk.com/articles/...ting/index.php

    We used some on our original set, if you can build them a set of barn doors you're laughing!
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    That's a really useful article - I need to do something about lighting.
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