LIGHTING 101 – NEVER UNDER- ESTIMATE THE POWER OF LIGHT!

Posted on Friday, July 17th, 2015 by

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When God said “Let there be light”, apparently, there it was! Separating the light from the darkness! But what theologists don’t realise is that He was actually talking to a lighting guy called Steve, and before sitting back and looking at his creation, He wanted to make sure that it was lit properly!

Light! God seemed to think that it was pretty high on the list, so it shouldn’t be something you overlook when shooting your next film or video.

Why? Well, it can set the tone of your video. It can create a style that sets your film aside from others. It can simply add realism to the storytelling.

So don’t poo-poo your DOP when he asks for just a bit more time to light the scene properly – let him do his job to get the most out of your set. For on the seventh day, you want to be resting, not ‘fixing it in post’.

To help decide what options you have for your interviews or corporate video,  Ed and Holly have made this short film…with lights!