Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video Controlling contrast, part of Lighting Design for Video Productions.
…Contrast can be described as the difference…in light between parts of an image.…By controlling contrast, we can make a fairly common subject,…in this case an executive giving an interview, look drastically different.…To make this exercise even more interesting, we decided not to move the…cameras or subject, and instead move our…light, manipulating the foreground, midground, and background.…Increasing or decreasing the…contrast in making our subject more three dimensional.…We used only one LED light, set up…3,800 Kelvin, to match the office overhead lights.…
We moved the light into three different positions.…The first position is a green light.…This very dramatic approach helped separate the subject from the background.…The second position is a side light.…This is a great approach that allowed us to emphasize texture,…add depth and extract a lot of character from the subject.…The third position is the frontal light.…This is by far the least dramatic approach…because the light is clearly not a natural light.…
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- Understanding the role of lighting
- Lighting interior and exterior scenes
- Directing the viewer's attention
- Enhancing mood in a scene
- Achieving great light under harsh conditions
- Deciding on the right lighting style for your story