Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Lighting the scene, part of Practical Motion Background Workshop.
Just about everything we're going to do today depends upon light.…So I want you to think about how you are going to create pools of light and shadows.…It's not that hard, and you can use just about any light you have.…I like to use some lights that are relatively directional and easy to control.…I recommend that the lights have a dimmer.…Some lights will have a dimmer built-in, or you can get an external dimmer from a…hardware store or a lighting supply store.…This will allow you to easily adjust the intensity of the light.…You're also going to want the ability to change the color temperature of the light.…
You can do this using lighting gels, or some lights have that ability built right in.…Let's take a look at a few things on set.…First off, I've got a light over here.…It's just a zylight, and when I turn that on one of the things I like about it…is it has a built-in dial here so I can adjust the intensity of the light.…This particular light also offers the ability to easily change color…
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- Selecting a camera
- Using a turntable to rotate your subject while you film
- Lighting the scene
- Choosing a frame rate
- Creating dancing shadows
- Shooting "through" objects
- Making a loop
- Building the composition
- Retiming clips
- Rendering the background
Skill Level Intermediate
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4. Shooting Techniques
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7. Creating Backgrounds in a Nonlinear Editing Tool
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