Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video Know the story you need to tell, part of Lighting Design for Video Productions.
…First, we need to truly understand the story we're trying…to tell before we settle on a specific lighting scheme.…Brightness, color temperature, contrast, and the quality of light play…a fundamental part in the way we communicate our visual stories.…Are long contrasting shadows a better match than a flatter shadowless one?…Are we attempting…to accurately recreate certain hues, or extreme and unnatural…colors, to better represent our story's location or moods?…Through lighting design, we can evoke…assumptions and emotional reactions from the viewers.…
Remember our chef working in a commercial kitchen?…When we wanted to make the the space the center of…attention, we chose a high key approach, and flooded the kitchen…with light.…Conversely, when we wanted to guide the viewer's…attention to the chef's face, we went with a…low key approach, made the room a lot…darker, and visually separated the chef from the background.…The lighting approach that worked best relied heavily on the…roles that both our subject and location played within our story.…
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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