- Moving lights off-center
- Controlling exposure in bright areas
- Using ND filters and matte boxes
- Overpowering a backlight
- Maximizing available light with reflectors and shiny boards
- Using battery-operated LEDs and flashlights
- Enhancing shots in post-production
Skill Level Intermediate
- You know Rich, lights are important, right? - Looks a little, hey, that's much better. - Yeah, that's much better. - Hi, my name's Rich Harrington. - And I'm Robbie Carman. - Welcome to DSLR Video Tips: Lighting for Video. Rob, lighting your scene, is one of the most important elements of a production. - Yeah, without light, not only can your eyes not see anything, but neither can a camera. You need light to create the scene that you are shooting. However, you also need to know how lighting works, to achieve the look and the feel that you want for your scene.
- Exactly, you can actually shape how the light hits your subject, and the set. This means controlling the direction, and the intensity of the lights that you're using. - That's right, this course was created to guide you through lighting techniques. We'll explore topics from lighting a set, to how to use your lights to control your DSLR camera's exposure, in tough lighting situations. - And we'll walk you through questions like, how do I light without electric outlets? Or, how do I deal with a backlit subject during production? And, how can I attach a light to a camera? - We'll also move into post production, where we'll check out working with subjects that are backlit.
- Let's jump in and explore how to use lighting, to improve the quality of your video shoot.