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Basics of Lighting, Part I

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:10
  • Light Defined and Categorized 0:39
    • What is Light?
    • How Do We Qualify and Quantify Light?
  • Types of Light 1:54
    • Directional
    • Diffused
  • Light Intensity 3:27
    • Light Intensity
    • Foot Candle
    • LUX or Lumens
    • Baselight
  • Measuring Light Intensity 5:51
    • Incident Light vs. Reflective Light
  • Contrast 7:04
    • Contrast
    • Spot Meter & Contrast Ratio
    • Three Ways to Lower Contrast
    • Brightest Areas vs. Darkest Areas
  • Shadows 10:29
    • Shadows Overview
    • Attached Shadows
    • Cast Shadows
    • Example: Attached Shadows
    • Example: Cast Shadows
    • Falloff
    • Example: Falloff
  • Color 14:43
    • Additive Primary Colors, RGB
    • Subtractive Color Mixing
    • Generating Colors with Electron Gun
    • Color Temperature
    • White Balance