Creating Depth with Backlight.MArk shows how you can Create Depth with Backlight. Backliht separated teh subject from the background by defining it's edge.
- Once our key light is in the right place…to make our subject look how we want,…and their eyes are sparkling,…and we have adequate fill light,…we can start thinking about how to…separate them from the background.…One of the main goals of cinematography…is to make a flat, 2-dimensional motion picture image…appear to have depth.…We want our subject to stand out…rather than blend in with the setting.…For starters, it's always a good idea…when setting up your interview, or any shot,…to keep the subject away from the background.…It allows them to be in a different…plane of focus from the set,…it keeps the shadows from the key light off the back wall,…and most importantly, it leaves room…to get the backlight behind them.…
Now, backlight is any light that is hitting the subject…from behind them, as seen from the camera.…As you can see here, as our backlight comes up,…it crisply highlights the outline of the person,…separating them from the background…and adding highlights to the scene.…Usually, it's best to use a focusable light,…
In this course, Mark W. Gray teaches the fundamentals of portrait lighting, including standard three-point lighting setups, how to light for specific subjects, and how to deal with the challenges of location shooting. He shows you the effect of big and small lighting changes, including angle, intensity, and color temperature. He discusses the various types of lighting equipment available, providing both professional options and affordable options. Mark also demonstrates how to go beyond the standard setup to achieve a variety of outcomes.
- Lighting fundamentals including shape, quality, color, and direction
- Understanding when to implement specific lighting techniques
- Controlling the quality of light
- The basic 3-point lighting setup
- Shooting outdoors and controlling sunlight
- Understanding color temperature and making correct color choices
- Finding budget-friendly lighting solutions
- Staging your shots for maximum quality and minimum effort