Join Bill Dill for an in-depth discussion in this video Lighting equipment, part of Learning Cinematography: 1 Narrative Fundamentals.
- There are three basic categories of lights.…There are lots of kinds of lights,…but to one degree or another, they all fit…somewhere in these categories.…Knowing the inherent strengths…and weaknesses of each light will help you…pick the right light for each job.…This is a Fresnel.…It's called that because of the Fresnel lens in front of it.…The lens focuses the light onto the subject.…It has a bulb in front of a reflector,…at the rear of the housing, that can move…closer to or further from the lens on a threaded track.…
This allows the light coming through the lens to be either…spotted to a narrow beam or flooded for a wider spread…when you turn the spot/flood control.…Fresnels are used when you want better control…of where the light does or doesn't go.…The Fresnel creates a single shadow.…That means the shadow is sharp…on the subject and on the wall behind him.…This also means we can cut the light relatively easily.…We do this by means of these metal blades…we call barn doors.…
We can control the amount of light…
Follow along and learn the fundamentals required to shoot a story with a camera. Learn how to plan your production, assemble a crew, choose the right camera and lenses, and make creative choices that best fit the themes, characters, and story of your film. Bill covers the elements of composition, exposure, optics, lighting, and camera movement. Part 2 (coming in November 2016) will show you how to put all these ideas together on set, and deliver the footage to an editor and director for assembly into a complete, coherent, and compelling story.
- Motion picture history
- Preproduction planning
- Working with a crew and actors
- Understanding the story
- Composition in film
- Working with different types of cameras
- Recording, compression, and storage
- Choosing a lens and focal length
- Finding the correct exposure
- Lighting a scene
- Lighting and grip equipment
- Camera movement
Skill Level Beginner
Video Foundations: Cameras and Shootingwith Anthony Q. Artis2h 58m Appropriate for all
Foundations of Video: The Art of Editingwith Norman Hollyn3h 47m Appropriate for all
1. Before You Start Filming
2. Principles of Storytelling
4. Understanding the Camera
8. Camera Movement
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