Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with artificial light, part of Video for Photographers 02: Filmmaking on Location.
- So, artificial lighting, you're going to like this movie…because there are a lot of things that,…you as photographers, already know.…So, if you have done any headshots or fashion shoots…or corporate jobs, you already know how it goes.…You have a key light, you have a backlight…or rim light and then you have a fill light.…That' the same, that hasn't changed.…Now, if you haven't done those kinds of jobs,…and you are used to strobes, for example,…if you're using flash, unfortunately that's gone.…
The flash is gone, we cannot really use flash…when we're shooting video.…We need to use continuous lights.…And there are all kinds of sources.…We have fluorescent, and we have tungsten,…we have LEDs, we have all kinds.…In this case, we're using one LED 1x1,…with a light bank, a chimera light bank…that softens the light and makes it…very very very nice.…It is exactly the same concept of the soft box…that all of you know.…
And it works, and has been working forever.…So, typically we would use the three light,…the three point lighting that we all know:…
Join Emmy-winning filmmaker Eduardo Angel on set at a beautiful winery in Oregon, where he captures stills, video, and sound for a promotional clip. Witness all the steps, from concept to delivery, from the perspective of a two-man crew, traveling light and working with a limited budget—a situation most shooters encounter nowadays.
Eduardo covers topics such as location scouting, working with available light, and getting great interviews. He also shows his favorite gear and even shares tips on packing!
Make sure to watch Video for Photographers 01: Filmmaking Essentials to brush up on the key technical concepts.
- Establishing the best time of day to shoot
- Selecting and packing equipment
- Getting the right coverage
- Working with natural and artificial light
- Recording soundscapes
- Backing up your footage
- Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Lightroom
- Delivering the final video to your clients