Need for lighting in TV

When TV was in its infancy, studio facilities were built so that cameras could film in a controlled lighting environment. For the original Iconoscope tube cameras, that had a low response to light, a lot of light would need to be cast on the subject and set for it to be seen in the way the director would want on… Read more →

Filming With Natural Light – The Revenant

The Revenant, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and with cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki, has made headlines for being a cinema release feature length film that does not rely on the use of artificial lighting. This style of filmmaking has been seen before, when Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg came together to create the Dogma 95 manifesto. The Dogma 95 manifesto uses an avant-garde filmmaking style, where… Read more →

Illuminating Paintings For Film and TV

After recently helping to light a live broadcast from inside Buckingham Palace’s State Rooms, I was curious to read up and do some research into how lighting for film and TV can affect paintings. My findings will help to determine what equipment would best be suited to such a shoot so the lighting doesn’t have any lasting damage on the… Read more →

Do We Need Lighting?

With the quality of camera sensors vastly improving in recent years, allowing shooting in low light levels, there poses a question of whether artificial lighting is needed to create film or TV now. I have conducted research into this subject, and have included my findings below. For the full paper, please contact me. Camera Technology Advancements In 1891, Thomas Edison invented… Read more →