Fine Tuning The Close-Up Lighting & Executing The Shot: Deadfall

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:  9:40 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 12 of a 22 part series that takes you on a journey from Script to Screen.  Every nuances is discussed in detail from the first scout with the director, the tech scout, the pre-rig, the blocking, rehearsals to the final angle composed, lit and shot.

Now that we have lensed the Close Up, picked our height, what else is needed to take it higher.  I always ask myself this question, what will take the emotion to another level.  What is taking my eye away from the character or what do I need to add to make him or her more present.  All these questions will be revealed.

  • What I use to modify the light for the close up
  • How I position the lights
  • What quality of light I use and WHY
  • What can I do to make the image more three dimensional
  • What is the emotion that the light wants to convey

Chase Gardiner 24 days ago

in these last two frames we see the window coverings (the blacks covering the top section of the windows), are you worried about those or would you do something different if this wasn’t for training purposes? I don’t see a way they could have been framed out and if they were uncovered it would have allowed in much more light

ahmed.salem555 28 days ago

Dear Shane very wonderful Article , why you did not use the 50 mm lens for the serial killer close up