DEFINE BASIC LIGHTING TECHNIQUES IN THE FIELD
Define lighting techniques in the field, describe the equipment used, and the
differences between field and studio lighting.
Given information and illustrations relating to field lighting techniques.
Demonstrate competency of the task skills and knowledge by correctly responding
to 70 percent of the multiple-choice test covering field lighting techniques of
a television production.
Learning Event 1:
DEFINE LIGHTING TECHNIQUES IN THE FIELD AND DESCRIBE THE EQUIPMENT USED
1. When engaged in field or "remote" productions, you will not be working in
piece of equipment; however large or small, must be hauled to the remote
location and set up in places that always seem too small or too large for good
television lighting. Also, there never seems to be enough time to experiment
with various lighting setups in order to find the most effective one. Because
of these factors, a lot of planning is necessary to complete a remote lighting
task with the minimum amount of time and equipment.
a. Remote productions can vary from a simple interview in someone's office
to highly complex scenes shot "on location."
Regardless of how simple or
complex the remote production is, you will soon find out that time is at a
premium. Therefore, you must plan your lighting task within time and equipment
constraints, be prepared to compromise, and strive for the best lighting
possible, relative to the other production requirements.
b. When lighting for remote productions, you will find yourself confronted
with both indoor and outdoor lighting requirements.
Frequently, you will be
using available light; that is, the illumination already present at the remote
But there are many occasions when you must supplement the available
light or provide the entire lighting for the production.