Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video Natural vs. artificial lighting, part of Video for Photographers: 1 Filmmaking Essentials.
- And not so great news is that our awesome strobes…are gone.…We cannot use them anymore.…Why?…Because now we're shooting 24 or 30 or 60 frames per second…and as I mentioned before, we are shooting clips that are…10 or 15 seconds at least or longer.…So what are we using instead?…We're using continuous lights.…And some of your shooting architecture…or other commercial jobs,…are used to that…using tungsten lights, hot lights, fluorescent lights.…
A continuous light is a light that is constantly on.…It's always on.…Now that being said,…if you are shooting a very short clip…let's say a five-minute interview at a trade show,…and the available light works for you, go for it.…Absolutely, just do it.…The catch is that more often than not,…we're shooting videos that are much longer than that…for example a two-hour interview.…If we're using window light for a two-hour interview…and we're not using any additional light,…the lighting at the beginning of the interview…and at the end of the interview won't match.…
So later on in post we're going to have continuity problems,…
In this course, Emmy-winning filmmaker Eduardo Angel helps bridge the gap between photography and film—between still pictures and moving images—by showing what it takes to transition to video. The course covers the most essential video production techniques, from framing and lighting for continuous shots to directing the viewer's attention and incorporating camera movement and sound—Eduardo even provides a brief overview of his post-production workflow. By following along with Eduardo and his team, you'll understand why these concepts are so important and start applying them to your video and hybrid projects right away.
Look for the follow-up course, Video for Photographers 02: Filmmaking On Location, where Eduardo shows how these lessons apply to a real-world shoot. Coming soon to the lynda.com library!
- Understanding the 5 Cs of cinematography
- Choosing the right camera
- Framing for continuous shots
- Lighting techniques
- Using camera movement to enhance your story
- Leading the senses with sound
- Working with different microphones
- Editing and post-production considerations