Key Light: The Basics
INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON: 2:30 Minutes of Movie Clips to enhance the Instruction and lighting schematics –Supplied w/English Subtitles
IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL LEARN: Three point lighting is the classic style of all illumination. Your first point of lighting is your key light, which is the light that exposes the face. The second point of lighting is a back light, which is a light that is placed behind your actor and is used to separate your actors out from the background. The third point of lighting is the fill light, which is your contrast creator. This light’s specific design is to fill in the shadows. Let’s start with the key light and your placement of the most important light. It is the one you start with, always. WHY? Because where you place your key light dictates where you place your camera. WHY? Let’s take a compass as a reference.
This lesson is designed for the Entry Level filmmaker who is looking to get his or her feet wet on understanding lighting. We start at the basics of the KEY LIGHT. What is a key light, where to position, types of Key Light quality, intensity, golden nuggets of instruction taken from my 30 years of experience shooting Hollywood Feature films I share with you.