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Introduction to Lighting

“The best designers sometimes disregard the principles of design. When they do so, however, there is usually some compensating merit attained at the cost of the violation. Unless you are certain of doing as well, it is best to abide by the principles.”
-Lidwell, Holden & Butler. Universal Principles of Design. Paraphrasing William Strunk Jr.
An attractive style is created by flaunting the rules. To flaunt the rules, you must first know them. This book is written to give a brief introduction to some of the most basic rules of lighting for Film, TV and video production. As a student advances, they learn which rules can be bent and which rules can be broken, but they always remember that the rules exist because they provide consistent results in the ideal situation.