DESCRIBE LIGHTING TECHNIQUES FOR A FIELD
Describe aesthetics of lighting techniques on location, and safety requirements
during a field television production.
Given information relating to lighting techniques during a field television
Demonstrate competency of the task skills and knowledge by correctly responding
to 85 percent of multiple-choice test covering aesthetics of lighting
techniques on location and safety requirements for lighting of a field
Learning Event 1:
DESCRIBE LIGHTING PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES
1. Good lighting techniques are critical to all TV productions. Lighting is
much more than aiming a single light source. In fact, a single light, straight
on, will give a flat picture, i.e., no depth. To achieve the desired result,
TV production personnel must be aware of technical and artistic reasons for
a. Technically, TV cameras require a certain level of light, except for
those with charged-coupled device (CCD) capabilities. The ENG/EFP cameras you
will be using in the field will not function without proper light. There must
be light sufficient to reproduce detail and resolution.
camera requires: (1) enough light for the camera to function and, (2) enough
light for detail.
There is a minimal light level necessary for technical
operation; on the other hand, there is a maximum level of light the camera will
b. Artistically, lighting must create the illusion of depth, space, and
form; ultimately, a sense of reality. Good lighting can simulate time of day,
weather, environment, atmosphere or style. Distracting features can be reduced
and appealing features enhanced.