How to Light Day Interiors: Location Scouting

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:  15 Minutes of Instructional Video, Topdown Lighting Diagram

IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL LEARN:  Location Scouting is one of the most important parts of the Filmmaking process.  Think of it as your brick and mortar to defining the world and the characters in their environment.  In this Lesson, Shane Hurlbut, ASC will  take you through the scout of a home and what Shane is look for when finding a location for a particular scene.   Even though it is a day interior, you have to be aware of the sun, your windows, you ambient light, etc.

  • The Scene
  • The Setup
  • The Shafts of Light and the Ambience
  • Motion and “The Why”
  • Placement of the Dolly and the Lighting in the Entrance
  • Lighting Control
  • Taking a Look Outside
  • Sun Position
  • Moving to the Side of the House


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Roberto 2 days ago

Hi, the videos are continually broken down

alexglustrom 14 days ago

how has nobody noticed this?

ChrisOsbyrne 14 days ago

This video is broken and the sound is all out of sync along with the colour grade being inconsistent. Doesn’t seem like the most reliable place to be getting *payed* filmmaking information…