How to Light Horror: Shadows Of Suspense – Pt. 2

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:  Have you ever wondered how in horror movies filmmakers use different lighting effects to create tension? Here Shane Hurlbut ASC teaches you some of the key tips and tricks for scaring people through film including:

  • What LUTs help us to set the tone.
  • How to use different lights to create shadows.
  • How to use a Dolly effectively.

ahmed.salem555 4 days ago

Dear Shane , Do you know why i love you ? because you took the leaves yourself and put in the floor , I am sure this Academy will not become any institute, it will be practical , just i have one question in part 1 lighting diagram, you are using M18 to light the foyer and M40 for the dinning room, but in part 2 you are using 4k fresenal have you cancelled the foyer lighting , Are M40 and 4k the same ?

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    • Shane Hurlbut, ASC    Today

      @ahmed.salem555 Hi Ahmed.salem555, HA HA, Thank you, hey you have to do it all and never feel that you are above anyone. We are a team. The M18 in the Foyer I felt lit up that area too much and she was getting enough light just from the ambient light outside. The M40 and 4K Fresnel have very different attributes. The M40 has a parabolic reflector with many reflective angles to intensify the output. The shadows are not as hard from this light then they are from the Fresnel, this is why I changed it out.

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