Join Jem Schofield for an in-depth discussion in this video Beauty lighting, part of Cinematic Video Lighting.
- Another lighting setup to break down for another…interview and this is something you can use…on a lot of jobs as well.…So Greg and I came in again this whole space blacked…out in the tasting room and we wanted to go with a more…sort of traditional beauty lighting approach.…Kind of classic lighting and I want to break down all…of the stuff that we did.…Greg is hiding under there and he is going to walk around…and turn lights on and off and will audition things.…So first of all we actually wound up using some…of the practicals so they are being used in this space.…
We control some of them so I'll talk about that and call…out some things and this is our key light.…Sometimes we'll call this butterfly lighting.…On the other side of this four by six half brick cloth…we have a four foot Kino.…How many of the bulbs are we using right now? - Two bulbs.…- We are using two of the four bulbs and it's coming…straight through here and it's just creating this really…nice soft light it's really beautiful.…Obviously it's not super contrasty…
This series of tutorials, taught by producer, DP, and educator Jem Schofield of theC47, shows you the equipment and time-tested lighting techniques you need to get cinematic results. Filmed on location at a California brewery—a set with a lot of action and a lot of angles—the course takes you through the process of planning, lighting, and shooting video using largely cinematic (low-key) lighting techniques. Jem uses a conversational style of direction that relies on collaboration with the crew and the clients, but the lessons are flexible enough to apply to productions of many different types and sizes, including corporate video and documentaries. By the end, you'll have the skills you need to go out and create professional lighting setups in the real world.
- Choosing the right video lighting equipment
- Scouting locations with good light and visual interest
- Bouncing light and blocking light
- Cutting light
- Diffusing light
- Recreating natural light
- Modifying color temperature with video lighting
- Shooting B-roll, inserts, and cutaways
- Working outdoors