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1 Intro To Lighting Level 1 Film Technology Film Technology CE

2 Intro To Lighting Level 1 Film Technology Why do you need to consider lighting? How you can use lighting to affect the mood of your film? What light sources are available, and how do you control them? Practical Tips

3 Intro To Lighting Level 1 Film Technology Without light you will have no image Carefully controlled lighting directs the viewers attention Lighting can affect the mood and emotional impact of a scene

4 Intro To Lighting Level 1 Film Technology Light quality –Hard light: Casts sharply defined deep shadows –The sun, candles, unfiltered tungsten lamps –Soft Light: Cast soft shadows with undefined edges –Overcast day, lamps with diffusers, light reflected from certain sources

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8 Intro To Lighting Level 1 Film Technology Contrast range – latitude –Latitude describes the contrast range that a camera can represent –The difference between the lightest and darkest areas of the picture

9 Intro To Lighting Level 1 Film Technology Low Key –Features high lighting contrast, with dark shadows and bright pools of light –Associated with night time, mystery, tragedy and horror

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11 Intro To Lighting Level 1 Film Technology High Key –Features a more even low contrast distribution of light –The light will be evenly spread meaning most of the set will be lit –Associated with daylight, comedy and the majority of studio shows

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13 Intro To Lighting Level 1 Film Technology Lighting Equipment Tungsten Lamps –Most common professional light –Range from 150w up to about 24,000w –Consistent colour temperature of 3200ºK –Generate a lot of heat – take care when handling and setting up

14 Intro To Lighting Level 1 Film Technology Reflectors –White reflector softens light –Silver reflector reflects hard light –Mirror reflects very hard light –Gold reflector adds a gold hue to warm up the lighting –Diffuser – set up in front of a hard light to change it to a soft light

15 Intro To Lighting Level 1 Film Technology General lighting setups –Three point lighting –Even when numerous lights are used they will perform one of the functions of the three point setup –Use the basic setup as a starting point for your lighting

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17 Intro To Lighting Level 1 Film Technology Key Light –Usually the brightest light –Casts primary shadows –Can be hard or soft

18 Intro To Lighting Level 1 Film Technology Fill Light –Used to fill out shadows caused by the key without causing its own shadows –Usually softer than the keylight

19 Intro To Lighting Level 1 Film Technology Back Light –Creates a bright outline around the subject –Used to separate the subject from the background –Helps create depth

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21 Intro To Lighting Level 1 Film Technology Clothes light –Additional to the key light, adds shape and brings out the texture of costumes Kicker –Additional to the back light, usually set lower and set up as a cross light

22 Intro To Lighting Level 1 Film Technology Eye Light –Adds a shine to the actors eyes Background Light –Used when the other lights are not enough to light the background of the shot

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24 Intro To Lighting Level 1 Film Technology Motivated Light –This refers to the light sources in your scene being justified –The lighting will be realistic and not draw attention to itself –If the light sources are obviously unmotivated the images may look unrealistic, but this can give the film style

25 Intro To Lighting Level 1 Film Technology General Lighting Technique –De-emphasize areas –This will focus the viewers attention on the subject –Be careful of shiny and reflective surfaces –Taking away light can be as effective as adding it


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