Join Jem Schofield for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with color temperature, part of Cinematic Video Lighting.
- So, we just finished Jack's interview…and we're going to break this one down.…It's a different kind of lighting set up.…We spent about an hour setting up the room,…Greg and I and by the way,…I just want to say you need people who are…great at gripping and who are great gaffers.…He's swinging on this project…and doing both of those jobs.…If you don't have those people on the set,…or one person like Greg, who can do both of them,…it can really make the difference…between making your day and not.…He also has that knowledge to be able to control the light,…the way I want to see what's going to be in the frame,…so it's really both the director…and the DP's best friend on a set.…
Let's break this down a little bit.…We've got this one by two flex light going into…a four by six panel; it's just skinned with a white bounce.…That's our key source.…We are filling here with this little reflector,…it's a silver-gold.…We've got a little California sunshine going onto Jack.…We're going to talk about color temperatures…a lot in this but right now, we're looking at a…
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