Join Jem Schofield for an in-depth discussion in this video FOH coverage, part of Cinematic Video Lighting.
- We’re going to talk about b-roll here at the bar / tasting room and how we’re going to shoot stuff, all of this stuff can apply, when you’re shooting anywhere, really. Really simple stuff. First of all, what we did is we put up a 1x1 and a 1x2 up there and that’s just going to create a little bit of separation both during the daytime and also as the sun goes down. That’s going to look really nice. We have a little setup that we did where that plays into it a little bit, especially that little 1x1 over there, but we also have this LowCaster down here on the ground, and we’re just lighting the Topa Topa sign.
Just gives a little bit of a lift, again something you can do on any job. We have this little matchbox, which you’ve seen before. We wrapped the cutting board around it with C47s, and that just gives a little bit of a lift. And we’re going to use that for other b-roll shots as we go through the evening, and that gives some light. And we actually did this shot here with Lillian, and somebody drank these two beers already. So it just happened. I’m not saying I was one of the people who drank any of that beer but somebody did. And, just a little fill card here, we got silver on one side, white on the other.
Greg actually had this out of the door, he was giving little kicks of light onto the lockers over there. The only other thing that we’re going to do is outside. We may have one or two lights set up to create a little bit of ambiance. Greg’s talking about putting a Joker up and putting a frame in front of that to play his moonlight but it’s already on standby for us out there. And, this is pretty much our whole setup for all of the b-roll throughout the evening.
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