Lighting for the Video Camera

January 17, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Pella Showroom in the Merchandise Mart
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite #100
Chicago, IL 60654

Guest Speaker: Norman Russell, The Sextant Group

In a variety of ways, video has become an important part of human activity. For entertainment, education, and archival records, for expanding participation far beyond physical boundaries, for medical procedures, for visual access in areas too large, too small, or too dangerous for humans, and in other ways, video provides a very useful virtual reality. Video cameras have improved apace. In fact, the video camera in just about any smartphone produces an image that rivals the best feature film images. However good the video camera might be, it is a combination of lighting choices that allow the camera to produce a quality image. Conversely, poor lighting choices cannot be corrected or overcome by the camera.

The learning objectives of this session are as follows:

  • Understanding how lighting affects the camera’s production of a video image
  • Making informed illumination choices that affect depth of field
  • Selecting angle of incidence that best reveal the subject for camera capture
  • Learning how to control contrast ratios for optimum video images
  • Planning light source coordination for a common correlated color temperature
  • Understanding how to plan lighting for three basic video projects:
    • TV Studio
    • Lecture Hall
    • Video Conference Rooms


The presentation will begin at 6:30PM.

Who else is going? View the registrant list here.


$10.00 IES Member

$15.00 Non-Member

$10.00 Student