How To Shape High Sun with Artificial Light On Close Ups

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:  10 Minutes of Instructional Video    –Supplied w/English Subtitles

IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL LEARN:  This is Part 5 of a 6 Part series on Lighting Day Exteriors.  Where we discuss everything from scouting your location, to planning your shooting day around the path of the sun, to lensing, lighting with available light, artificial light, negative fill and deliver a complete scene.

Day Exterior Lighting can be amazing because of the sun’s quality of light or it can be absolute torture. In this lesson, Shane Hurlbut, ASC takes you through the process of crafting the perfect close-up during day exterior. He breaks down shaping light and using artificial lights to enhance the scene. Paying attention to the subtleties ensures a beautiful image, and you can effectively recreate sunlight artificially with the power of Arri Lights.

  • How to shape the sunlight when it is too high in the sky for a close up
  • Matching artificial light to natural sunlight
  • Using front light to assist in storytelling
  • The final tweaks of finessing the close up


<<<David M>>> I was commenting out loud–no one was even around–when I was seeing all of this demonstrated. I’m in awe Shane Hurlbut. In awe.
<<<John H>>> Shane Hurlbut, You speak in a language that just demystifies. So simple, once you GET it. Awesome.
<<<Dwane H>>> It’s like “click. mind blown” hahaha. As soon as that backlight was put in – it just sold it!
<<<Ricardo>>>Smoking set of lessons on exteriors! So many questions answered.
<<<Orvon>>>I’m really liking this series. Has taught me lots!


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