Join Bill Dill for an in-depth discussion in this video Picture the light in your mind, part of Learning Cinematography: 1 Narrative Fundamentals.
- Every cinematographer will develop…their own approach to lighting.…There are some underlying fundamentals, however,…that all successful approaches have in common.…In this chapter, I'd like to talk…about a few of those concepts.…We'll start by talking about pre-visualizing…the look you want to create.…Lighting is the task where the cinematographer…has the greatest impact on the look of a movie.…In order to light a movie well,…the look has to harmonize with the…vision of the film articulated by the director.…
It also has to connect with the…other aspects of the design of the movie, such as…the production design, wardrobe, and makeup and hair.…This requires in-depth discussions.…We talked about that in our chapter…about pre-production planning; however,…lighting is also where the cinematographer…has the greatest autonomy.…In actually doing it, the cinematographer…is rarely guided by anything other…than their own individual moment by moment decisions.…I sometimes give lighting assignments in classes.…
Often, the students start lighting quickly.…
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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