Lighting for Television
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Lighting in television and film is about much more than just making things visible. Light can be applied with large “brush strokes,” or with fine delicate attention to detail. It can be washed across the scene, or used to pick out and emphasize certain features. Lighting intensities can be influenced by the surface finish: whether walls are smooth or rough textured, and whether they are plain or strongly contoured. The contrast range of the set dressings used can also affect the amount of light needed to illuminate a situation effectively. Higher-level video cameras generally include a zebra indicator in the viewfinder. The zebra allows camera operators to evaluate the exposure of the camera in the viewfinder by showing all overexposed segments of the scene. Floodlight, also known as soft light, is the scattered, diffused, shadowless illumination that in nature comes from a cloudy overcast sky, and is reflected from rough surfaces of all kinds.