Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing camera positions and lighting, part of Corporate and Documentary Video Lighting.
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- The first position would show my client…with some of the window behind him.…The second position further away,…would have a wall with interesting patterns…as my backdrop and a bit more depth.…With regard to my lighting approach,…I needed to quickly determine if I could…use the window light as my key,…and simply add a white reflector or an LED light as my fill.…I set up the cameras for the first position,…added the whiteboard, hoping to…use the window light as my fill and, I then asked…someone at the company to sit in for me.…
The board was providing a nice soft light,…but the image looked a bit flat and,…in my opinion, a bit boring.…I prefer to use a soft light for portraits,…especially when photographing women.…The soft light helps hide skin imperfections…and provides a glamorous look.…But, as always, there are some disadvantages.…Soft light is much harder to control,…especially if the light source or…diffusion materials are large.…I typically like to expose the talent about…a stop to stop and a half brighter than the background,…
Each chapter begins with a strategy session, and includes tips for capitalizing on natural light, repositioning the camera, and getting the final shot. Eduardo closes the course with a wrap-up of the shoots and some final thoughts on shooting video for corporate clients.
- Choosing your location wisely
- Working with natural light
- Picking a camera position
- Lighting the scene