Join Jem Schofield for an in-depth discussion in this video Great run and gun lighting, part of Cinematic Video Lighting.
- All right, cool, so we're done with our "official" interviews now, and it's midday, last day here at Topatopa, and we've still got a couple of standup interviews to do with people who are part of the collective, so we want to keep it really, really simple, Greg and I talked this out, and what we're going to do is walk around with the china ball, it's got a one-by-one bi-color in there, we can dial it up, dial it down, change the color temperature, so that walks with us. If we need a litlte kicker on somebody, or we just want a little bit of backlight, just to create a little separation, we've got this matchbox, we can drop in different panels with different color temperatures, we've got the C100 Mark II on the Movi, but we'll probably set one up on a pair of sticks with a slider as well, and that'll give us another option, especially if we decide to put in a B camera there for something, so we're just going to give ourselves some creative options for those standups, and then we'll probably go ahead and let this lowcaster play, it's been working a lot on this project, and then Greg has actually set some lights in the patio area for the B-roll stuff to create atmosphere, so we're going to go ahead and get everything ready, and that's it.
So we just finished our quick little standup interview with AD over here, and it was awesome. Instead of putting your light over your camera so that you get this flat lighting, get it where you would normally put a keylight, nice, soft wrap light. We've got a matchbox over here, just giving a little bit of edge, right now it's at 3200 Kelvin, we could pop in a different panel if we wanted to, and it works, this can move around anywhere in a space. You're shooting events, you're shooting corporate videos, I've used this setup in convention centers for interviews with people, and it works fantastically well.
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