Video Knowledge Base – How to get the most out of your camera & production

Camera Jib

In cinematography, a jib is a boom device with a camera on one end, and a counterweight and camera controls on the other. It operates like a see-saw, but with the balance point located close to the counterweight, so that the camera end of the arm can move through an extended arc.
A jib permits the camera to be moved vertically, horizontally, or a combination of the two.

Studio Lighting

Lighting is important in controlling the image/scene. In many instances the correct illumination is desired to give an accurate rendition of the scene. In other cases the direction, brightness, and colour of light are manipulated for special effect.
Lighting is particularly important for monochrome recordings, where there is no colour information, only the interplay of highlights and shadows.