MCD402 : Lighting for TV Production

Course Overview

Course Synopsis

Lighting has come to be an important component of TV’s visual design. It is widely admitted that in TV/film, lights can create a significant emotional impact. This course will guide students the principles of lighting by using different professional lights, giving them a better understanding and confidence to deal with diverse lighting situations. The course consists of history, lighting designs, lighting plans and comparative lighting. Lighting design narrates the principles of lighting for stage, music shows, film, indoor and outdoor lighting for good production. The contents also give information about lighting style, qualities and components of a good lighting design. The subject aims to develop a good understanding of lighting techniques and lighting effects to enhance the quality of production.

Course Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes:

  • Will have comprehensive but extensive knowledge of lighting techniques.
  • Be able to create special camera effects by using different lighting techniques.
  • Be able to make different camera designs as needed for TV direction.

Course Calendar

Art of Story telling1Handouts
Emergence of Theatre Light2Handouts
Importance of Lighting designer3Handouts
Introduction of light:Natural and Artificial light4Handouts
Role of Television Producer5Handouts
Critical Analysis of Film Lighting6Handouts
Stage lighting: Overviews7Handouts
Applied Design Method: Overview8Handouts
Lighting Design Method9Handouts
Quiz 1
Dispersion of Sunlight10Handouts
General Design Method: Overview11Handouts
Lighting design method: stage12Handouts
Lighting Design Method:Concept and Arena13Handouts
Lighting Design methods: Opera and Music14Handouts
Assignment 1
Lighting Design Methods: TV and Film15Handouts
Lighting design Methods: Use of Reflectors in outdoors16Handouts
Chroma lighting basics17Handouts
Film Lighting Basics: Mood Creation18Handouts
Indoor lighting Basics19Handouts
Outdoor Lighting Basics20Handouts
Outdoor Lighting Basics II21Handouts
Lighting Floor Plan Layout22Handouts
Stage lighting Fixtures23Handouts
Stage lighting Mechanics and design Education24Handouts
Topics for practical exercises25Handouts
An introduction to stage lighting26Handouts
Overview of lighting: Style and design27Handouts
Stage lighting design evolution28Handouts
Future Stage lighting29Handouts
The lighting Designer: Good or Bad30Handouts
Modern stage lighting design31Handouts
Dispersion of Light32Handouts
Assignment 2
Objectives of Lighting: Visibility33Handouts
Qualities of lighting designer34Handouts
Lighting Style Concepts35Handouts
Naturalism and motivation through lighting36Handouts
Recoding minds of mind37Handouts
Creation of Mood and atmosphere through light38Handouts
Lighting Composition39Handouts
Quality of Light: Brightness40Handouts
Form and distribution of Light41Handouts
Qualities of Light Intensity42Handouts
Qualities of Light: Lighting Designer’s skill43Handouts
Qualities of Light: Visibility44Handouts
Color of light45Handouts
Direction of light46Handouts
Hard and soft lighting47Handouts
Lighting Filters48Handouts
Movement of light49Handouts
Language of Light: Lighting as communication tool50Handouts
Language of Light II51Handouts
Communication Tools Computer added design52Handouts
Language of Light Painting as communication Tool53Handouts
Tools of Lighting55Handouts
Visibility VS Mood56Handouts
Evolution in Lighting57Handouts
Single source method58Handouts
Quiz 3
Point Source method59Handouts
Multi source method60Handouts
Lighting DesignerJob Responsibilities61Handouts
McCandless Lighting Method62Handouts
Multi Source Lighting63Handouts
McCandless's Area of Lighting: Fixture and Methods64Handouts
Assignment 3
McCandless's Method of planned Lighting65Handouts
McCandless's Method: Area Lighting66Handouts
Toning and Blending67Handouts
Background Lighting: Introduction68Handouts
Background Lighting: Fixtures and Methods69Handouts
Fixtures and Specials: lighting Fixtures70Handouts
The Secret Method of lighting71Handouts
3 Point Lighting72Handouts
Stage lighting review73Handouts
Film, Theater and TV Lighting74Handouts
Anatomy of light75Handouts
General Luminaire Types: Part 176Handouts
General Luminaire Types: Part 277Handouts
General Luminaire Types: Part 0378Handouts
Color Temperature79Handouts
Quiz 4
Color Balancing80Handouts
Measuring the Color Temperature81Handouts
White Balance82Handouts
Custom White Balance83Handouts
Whit Balance in Mix Light84Handouts
Sunlight Varying Color Temperature85Handouts
Color Temperature variation86Handouts
Artificial Light Sources87Handouts
Artificial Light Sources: Technical Advancements88Handouts
Artificial Light Sources: Broken Spectrum89Handouts
Artificial Light Sources: Compact Fluorescent Lamp90Handouts
Artificial Light Sources: Other Types of Lamps91Handouts
Measuring the intensity of light92Handouts
Levels of Light93Handouts
Light Meters94Handouts
Color Temperature Meter95Handouts
Technical Meeting96Handouts
Lighting Plot97Handouts
Following Source98Handouts
Intensity and Ratio of Light99Handouts
Lighting plot and Execution100Handouts
Lighting set up: On the Location101Handouts
The Art of Lighting: Film Vs TV102Handouts
Lighting Ratios 2103Handouts
Impact of Variation: In lighting Ratio104Handouts
On Location: Lighting Setups105Handouts
Flat and Dramatic Lighting106Handouts
Lighting Multiple Subjects107Handouts
Complex Lighting Set up108Handouts
Rule of Stand – In109Handouts
Existing Natural Light110Handouts
Contrast Ratio111Handouts
Alerting Appearances112Handouts
High Key113Handouts
Low Key114Handouts
High Key Vs Low key115Handouts
On-Location Lighting Recap116Handouts
Final Term
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