Mark wraps up the course and recommends next steps you can take to further your understanding of motion picture lighting.
- Thank you for watching this course…on the fundamentals of lighting people.…I hope this has helped you see…how the real world around you is illuminated…and how you can master these elements…to make your projects look their best.…Remember, regardless of how vast,…modern, expensive, or complete your lighting kit is,…the most important tool is your eye.…By understanding how light works and developing…your own tastes for what looks good and looks bad,…you can make the most of any lighting situation.…What tools you need depends on…what you're trying to achieve.…
There's no prescribed way to light anything.…What I've taught you in this course are my techniques…that I've developed shooting hundreds of interviews.…I hope they serve you well,…but they're just a starting-off point.…Don't just check all the boxes,…making sure you have a keylight, fill light,…backlight, et cetera.…Ask yourself why something looks good or bad to you…and develop your own aesthetic.…Take note of the lighting you see on TV and in movies,…and ask yourself, "How did they do that?"…
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