How To Light & Lens A Two Shot: Deadfall

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:  20:15 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 17 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.

How do you compose and light for a two shot? In this lesson we will go into detail on lens choice, how we want the audience to feel.  We will go into the lighting to create more of a cinematic three dimensional feel.

  • What I use to modify the light for the two shot
  • How I position the lights to edge out the character and create depth
  • How I light in layers
  • What quality of light I use and WHY
  • Where I place the light to create the correct lighting emotion

Chase Gardiner 17 days ago

it’s like like the cool balance and contrast ratios are much different between the wide shot and the close up, are those things you deal with in post or would you take more time to make them closer on the day?