Video Link: "Building a Bridge"

Stills from the test commercial "Building a Bridge" are used in the book as examples of 3 point lighting, lighting through windows and high key lighting.  Below is a link to the 30 second spot on Vimeo and stills with lighting diagrams from the book.





"Building a Bridge" was a test commercial written, produced and directed by Don Reimer of Airworthy Prods. It was shot in one day on location.



The lighting package was very small and consisted of;

1 - 2k Mole Richardson Studio Junior Fresnel

1 - open-faced 1k with a chimera

2 - 650w Arri Fresnels

1 - 300w Arri Fresnel

1 - grip stand

1 - bounce card


Stills from "Building a Bridge" are used in the book in;


  • Chapter 3 - motivated light source
  • Chapter 8 - lighting through windows
  • Chapter 11 - high key lighting


High Key, window motivated lighting


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A Practical Guide to the Art and Craft of Lighting for the Moving Image To purchase from amazon, click here

271 pages,

96 color photos,

29 diagrams,

14 chapters,

Lighting exercises,

Interviews with professional cinematographers and gaffers,


Resource appendix,

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