How To Light For High Key Commercials: Lucky Scrims Pt 3

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:  14 Minutes of Instructional Video, Detailed Written Breakdown, Lighting Schematics, and Side by Side Comparison for better instruction. ENGLISH SUBTITLES INCLUDED

IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL LEARN:  Shane Hurlbut ASC will take you ON SET and blow you away with techniques for lighting high key commercials. Want to know how to get that beautiful morning look for a breakfast cereal commercial? Look no further.

  • Using HDRX
  • Using Rosco Scrim to control light
  • Creating layers on screen.
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JoaoBrandao 5 days ago

Hi Shane! Once again, great lesson!

    • JoaoBrandao    5 days ago

      @JoaoBrandao Sorry, i didn't finish typing and clicked "enter" by mistake... I had a quick question: do you happen to know the difference between the Rosco E-Colour #275 Black Scrim and the Rosco Cinegel #3421 Black Scrim? It's difficult to find the #3421 which is the one you use on this lesson here in Portugal. Thanks!

    • Shane Hurlbut, ASC    4 days ago

      @JoaoBrandao HI Joao, It is called Rosco Scrim #3809: You should be able to find this one. love to you in Portugal, stay safe.

    • JoaoBrandao    Today

      @JoaoBrandao Thanks a lot Shane, stay safe!

    • Shane Hurlbut, ASC    Today

      @JoaoBrandao Hi Joao, You are very welcome. I will and you do the same my friend.

Kameleon 26 days ago

Hi Shane, thanks for sharing your techniques, learnt a lot, one thing I don’t understand is you set up the light first then T-Stop then do a significant adjustment, won’t that be more effective the other way around?

    • Shane Hurlbut, ASC    25 days ago

      @Kameleon It was for instruction to go thru it so you see the thought process, these lessons are guidelines to stir ideas, passion and make it your own. What ever will work more effectively for you then go for it

JacobR 14 days ago

Great video Shane! Would it be better to use Black scrim (without the silver riflective side) for the windows?

    • Shane Hurlbut, ASC    1 days ago

      @JacobR HI JacobR, That is another great option but it needs to have the right diameter holes so that it does not moire.

    • JacobR    21 days ago

      @JacobR thanks Shane! I hope more commercials related videos will com out. The new wbsite is outstanding! thanks for your hard work!

    • Shane Hurlbut, ASC    4 days ago

      @JacobR Hi JacobR, there are many commercial related lessons and courses, use your left rail on the browse page to find them under Industry/Production and you will be off to the races. Yes, Black Scrim can be used as well, but many places do not carry this so I went for the silver side because suppliers seem to have more of this. I use it as a bounce as well, so the black scrim only does one thing. Not 2. HAA HAHA A

paulk 13 days ago

Shane, was this shot at your house? Or a homeowner that’s a fan of your work? 🙂 I noticed the two movie posters! (Greatest Game Ever Played & Semi-Pro). Nice!!