Still photography and video lighting have similar fundamentals. Three-point lighting is a great start to understanding the basics of set lighting. In addition, it's great to have a good understanding of your own camera system. Some camera and lighting terms that would be helpful to know for this course are aperture, ISO, focal length, key, bounce, and fill.
- If you're familiar with still-photography lighting, or how to set up three-point lighting, you'll have a great foundation for this course. While anyone can apply these practices, it's helpful to have a basic understanding of your camera system and terms like aperture, ISL, and focal light. And lighting terms like bounce, back, or edge lighting, key and fill. If you want to brush up, check out some of my friends courses on lighting and camera fundamentals, like Anthony Artis' Foundations of Video: Cameras and Shooting, or Ben Long, Foundations of Photography: Exposure.
- Determining which lights you should have available
- Examining the value of a good grip
- Identifying what should be in your toolkit
- Lighting products on a budget
- Lighting dull and matte objects
- Lighting translucent or glass products
- Making your product shine with movement