Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video What lighting style is best for your story?, part of Lighting Design for Video Productions.
…From a production perspective, a high key lighting…approach might be a very efficient way to…light, since it doesn't require too many adjustments…after any set, which obviously speeds up the shoot.…But this might not be the right approach for…a romantic scene, or if what you need is portability.…Mixing natural and artificial light sources can…make a beautiful girl look like an alien.…And then, after a few adjustments to properly expose for her skin tones…and capture the richness of the…background, one can achieve the opposite look.…
As we discussed before, there isn't a perfect way to light a scene.…We must consider gear, crew, access to locations,…schedule and budget.…But above all, we need to ask ourselves, what is the story…we're trying to tell, and how can lighting enhance this particular story?…Only when we truly understand the role of lighting in our…story can we choose the necessary tools and techniques to enhance it.…And then we can determine if our choices are working or not…working for us.…
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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