Mark shows what he considers to be a good basic lighting kit for shooting interviews on location, including tungsten fresnel lights, Kino-Flo florescents, and LED Lite Panels.
- The equipment you need for any film or video project…varies based on what you're trying to achieve…and what you can afford.…Big movies and TV shows shooting on location…will have whole trucks full of lighting and grip gear…and half a dozen electricians and grips…just to operate all of it.…But a documentarian might have no lights at all.…Now, for most of this course, we're going…to be working with a reasonably small kit of gear…that could fit in the back of an SUV…and handled by one or two people.…This is the kit that I use when I'm shooting interviews…and small interior scenes.…
You can see a lot more detail on the operation…of individual pieces in my course,…Video Lighting and Grip Basics.…Now, when you light up people's faces,…it's a good idea to start with a big, soft light source…and then use harder, more controllable lights…for the accents.…This is the kit I use every day.…It's an Arri Softbank kit.…It comes with three Fresnel lights.…You remember, those are the ones with the lenses…that can focus and give you a nice, even beam of light.…
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