Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Light modifiers, part of Lighting a Video Interview.
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…So, as you work with lights, you might have a need to modify…them, shaping the light or directing it into a particular area of the scene.…And a lot of lights have built-in features to do this, right, Chip?…>> Sure.…I mean, on board the light itself, there are all kinds of modifiers that…are pretty standard with with a lot…of fixtures, whether they're HMIs or tungsten.…The first, sort of basic one being the barn door.…And the barn door is just a ring with a…lot black leafs, so they're not reflective, that can shut…off light and control it into whatever shape or throw,…whatever, area of the subject you want it to be.…
And they usually go right on the front here.…>> And that could be useful, because you might want to…make sure that the light isn't spilling onto your subject.…So it's not uncommon to flag that that way, so the light…is going out this way, but not bouncing as much this way.…So the barn doors can really come in…handy, to control the direction of the light.…>> Next we have lenses.…Some lights like this one, like this Frenel have the…
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- Creating a lighting kit of essential gear
- Working with shutter speed, aperture, and ISO
- Determining the emotional tone and genre of the interview
- Choosing a background
- Finding the best angle
- Using three-point lighting
- Lighting backgrounds and faces
- Color correcting light on set