How To Increase Your Lighting Speed: Semi Pro

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:  11 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 5 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.

We all want to deliver more set ups for our directors, we want to enable more time for our directors to finesse a performance and we want to have time to react to serendipity moments, RIGHT!!!!  In this lesson I pull back the curtain on how I light a room for speed turnarounds, how the light just wraps and stays off of walls and delivers a three dimensional cinematic feel.

  • 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
  • What types of lights I am using
  • The power of a Dimmer Board operator to increase you set up count

Dominik Bauch 30 days ago

Hi Shane, are these baten lights all one’s you build yourself? What is the commercially available alternative. Would Skypanels spill around too much if rigged in a similar configuration? Also I imagine that the Batten lights are super cost effective vs LED panels. So if you couldn’t use batten lights, what would you use instead? Thanks!

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    • stevencaban    30 days ago

      @Dominik Bauch I am also very interested in this. I've never rigged this much lighting in any room. Working on a tight budget usually.

    • Shane Hurlbut, ASC    22 days ago

      @Dominik Bauch HI Dominik, Yes I made these all by hand. No there is not really anything that emulates this light, this is why I built them because nothing in the market exists. I would not use anything else, I would build them

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FlatArt 11 days ago

Hi Shane, is there any toplight hangong above Manix’s head. I trying tomfigure out how the batton light wrap so much over his hair but they are back lighting him from quite far away.

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    • shanehurlbutasc    10 days ago

      @FlatArt Hi FlatArt, There was some practical china hats in the set but they were dimmed way down just for eye candy. These lights are my secret weapon

    • FlatArt    10 days ago

      @FlatArt Would you mind linking me to a pic of one? I think I can see them in the background when they enter the room.

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