Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with natural light for interior scenes, part of Lighting Design for Video Productions.
…Before pulling out all your lights on a set, you…should always assess if you're going to incorporate any available light.…If possible, it is ideal to use or modify the…existing light as opposed to imposing a preconceived lighting setup.…For this scene, we were interviewing a chef in a cafeteria.…We noticed that one side of the room was lined…with large windows, allowing a lot of direct sunlight to…spill through.…We positioned the chef so that he was side lit by the windows.…At this point, we knew we had enough natural light to work with, but it was a…bit too strong, too directional, and it was…blowing out the right side of the chef's face.…
From a technical standpoint, this exposure was not acceptable.…We needed to knock it down.…We set up a screen and positioned it in…front of the windows to diffuse the light, reduce…the contrast, and overall make the scene more flattering.…Let's compare these two approaches side by side.…Although the light was now softer, the shadow side was still too dark.…To fill in the shadows, bring the contrast ratio down a bit, and…
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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