How Light Placement Affects Emotion: Semi Pro

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:  11:30 Minutes of Instructional Video, lighting, camera schematics and a glossary of terms for better learningSUPPLIED W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES

IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL LEARN:  This lesson is Part 6 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.

Placing your light can effect the emotion of a scene.  In this lesson we dive deep into light placement, light quality, light color tone and contrast.  We discuss lighting ratio’s so you can understand the amount of over exposing I am doing as well as the under exposing.  We go into the subtle nuances that will separate you from the pack.

  • Understanding where to place your light
  • What quality of light you will use
  • Should the face be lit or not to deliver the emotional impact
  • What types of diffusion I use
  • Where the lights are placed for speed so you can adjust quickly and keep the actors in the zone

FlatArt 10 days ago

On the batton lights, I know you had a video or diagram up on Hurlbut Visuals and I’ve been checking the Facebook group and cannot quite find it. Do you have a link and maybe a solution for a 220v version?

FlatArt 10 days ago

In terms of multiple shadows, when using more than one batton light set, each set being a source, how do you avoid multiple shadows? Or is the qualityof the batton sets such that even when the units are spaced apart you don’t get more than one shadow? Or is this not an issue with softer sources like the battons. Or would another similar sized loght five you multiple shadows.

FlatArt 11 days ago

This was a fantastic course. I’m literally gonna need this in the next month!

FlatArt 11 days ago

Hi Shane, When you’re working multiple lights like here do you ever have issues with double shadows that can be distracting. Also with thr advent of these slim panel led lighting, do yiu think they might replace your battons at some point. Is there something out there that matches their look? Looking at the a,oumt of bulbs at 150w each an array like you have might just be too much for a standard household grid.

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    • shanehurlbutasc    10 days ago

      @FlatArt Hi FlatArt, No LED Panel will ever replace the Batten light. It is spot globes that the line of light makes it totally controllable, they do not create double shadows, and they are in the design what Conrad Hall, ASC did, every light on his set was full spot, then you scrimmed it to the right level, I dim them to the right level.

    • FlatArt    10 days ago

      @FlatArt Hi Shane, thx! On the batton lights, I know yiu had a video or diagram up on Hurlbut Visuals and I've been checking the Facebook group. Nut cannot quite find it. Do younhave a link and maybe a solution for a 220v version?

    • FlatArt    10 days ago

      @FlatArt In terms of multiple shadows, when using more than one batton light set, each set being a source, how do you avoid multiple shadows? Or is the qualityof the batton sets such that even when the units are spaced apart you don't get more than one shadow? Or is this not an issue with softer sources like the battons. Or would another similar sized loght five you multiple shadows.

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