The Fundamentals of Film Lighting

Although it is just one ingredient of a film, film-makers know that light can make your film look professional, or if not applied correctly, amateurish.

Control of lights is an important step in creating images with the big screen quality.

The mastery is applicable to both cinematographic and photographic use of light, and both quality and quantity of light matter.

To start your exploration, make the scene dark, absent of outside light sources.

Placing the light sources should always be done with stand-in in place.

Key Takeaways:

  • If you want the perfect lighting in your image, you have to control every object in the scene.
  • Block out any external light from your image so that you can see your own lighting better.
  • The quantity of light also matters when you are trying to illuminate your light source.

“With these fundamentals of lighting under your command, you will understand how to create cinematic lighting.”

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