Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video How does lighting reveal or obscure subjects and objects?, part of Lighting Design for Video Productions.
…Let's discuss two different stories and the lighting…approaches that help us reveal or obscure certain subjects.…Story number one.…The chef is the main character.…The kitchen is irrelevant or at the very least, secondary to the story.…To tell this story, we chose a low-key lighting strategy in…order to obscure the background, hide what was irrelevant, and bring…all the attention to the chef.…To achieve this look, we had the kitchen safety lights…on and one LED light directly in front of the chef.…
Here we can see the placement of the…lights and cameras in relation to the chef.…To obscure everything but the chef and add a lot of drama to the scene, we turned…all the lights off, except the LED. Let's move to our second story,…where the kitchen is the main character.…The key element is the space, and the chef simply happens to be there.…In this case, we opted for a high-key approach.…We flooded the space with a couple of daylight fluorescent…lights at full power, bounced off the ceiling to reveal…many more layers and details in the kitchen, and greatly…
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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