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This guide is a short introduction about lighting. It is geared towards production Managers and production coordinators to develop their understanding of lights they may be asked to order for particular jobs. Lighting cameraman may find some parts of the history of some lighting products interesting so please read on. This guide will also help with some of the jargon used in TV Production.
In simple terms lighting is split into 3 main types, Tungsten, HMI & Fluorescent.
1) How does Tungsten work?
Well power is simply passed through a very fine wire coil, (called a tungsten filament) it heats up and glows ‘hot’ which in turn gives off light. The colour temperature of the light is around 3200k (similar to your bulbs at home) Read the rest of this entry »