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  • Great interview lighting
  • Learn fundamental and advanced techniques
  • Know what to buy and how to use it

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How to Shoot Great Looking Interviews - Great interview lighting is essential to any production. Regardless of your budget or what kind of camera you have, there's just no excuse for not shooting the kind of excellent looking interviews that you see on the best network news-magazine programmes.

But, as you'll see, good interview lighting doesn't require expensive equipment. You can shoot network quality interviews with a light kit that costs less than $1500 to put together -- if you know what to buy and how to use it.

How to Setup, Light, & Shoot Great Looking Interviews is a hands-on, practical guide for television and video cameramen of all abilities. It will teach you all the fundamentals and advanced techniques you need to know for lighting great looking interviews with nothing more than a basic light kit.

About the Author: "How to Setup, Light, & Shoot Great Looking Interviews" was created by Doug Jensen, a freelance cameraman and director of photography who has been lighting and shooting a documentary and film-style ENG/EFP productions for hundreds of clients since 1982. He owns several cameras, including an Ikegami HL59 Betacam, Ikegami DV7 DVCAM, Sony Z1U HDV camcorder, and a Sony F350 XDCAM HD.

His credits and clients include: NBC News, ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, CNN, PBS, BBC, NHK, EBU, Golf Channel, TNT, Court TV, Discovery Channel, ESPN, E! Entertainment, A&E, HGTV, TV Land, TLC, Sci-Fi, WGBH, Food Network, NASCAR Images, MLB Productions, HBO, Travel Channel, History Channel, Sundance Channel, Warner Bros., WTTW, Weather Channel, NBA Entertainment, and many more

Key Features


  • The Light Kit
  • Choosing the location
  • Choosing the Best Angle
  • Back Light
  • Key Light
  • Fill Light
  • Background Light
  • Exposure & Depth-of-Field
  • White Balance
  • Soft Filters
  • Focal Length
  • Composition
  • Windows
  • Practicals
  • Eye Glasses
  • Kickers
  • Makeup
SubjectAdvanced Videography
AuthorDoug Jensen
EditionNTSC/ English
Hard/Soft CoverDVD Video
Pages60 minutes
ISBN NumberNot specified
PublisherVortex Media
Date Published2006
Vortex Media DVD Video: How to Setup, Light and Shoot Great Looking Interviews by Doug Jensen
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