Understanding Light Placement with Multiple Actors: Semi Pro
INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON: 13 Minutes of Instructional Video, lighting, camera schematics and a glossary of terms for better learning–SUPPLIED W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES
IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL LEARN: This lesson is Part 4 of a 6 Part series that is Blocking & Lighting from A to Z. It takes you through my thought process on how to block a scene with the script, creating Key frames that then become the foundation for your blocking with the actors on the DAY. Every nuance of being on set and over my shoulder as shot lists are created, blocking is finessed, lighting is perfected is revealed.
Lighting multiple actors can be a daunting task. Keeping contrast in a room or space is Paramount. But how do you do that when you have 6 plus characters? In this lesson I reveal where and how to place your lights when lighting multiple actors. How to light an area not MARKS. This lesson pulls back the curtain for you to deliver a cinematic look.
- Understanding that placing the light on the opposite side of the camera is paramount
- How to light a wide shot
- What to do when you go in for the Close Ups and how I alter the light
- What types of diffusion I use
- Where the lights are placed for speed