Lighting Car Interiors, Keyside Lighting, Timelapse Lighting
Learn some unique lighting techniques to add a professional touch to your video.
This time around we'll be taking a look at some specialized lighting tricks which can add an element of professionalism to your production.
It's a nice day to film a car ride, but it can be quite the headache. Using daylight, bring a backlight in behind your trunk. Use a reflector to guide the light onto the subject and use a neutral density filter on the window to create a soft spread of light inside the front seat. Make sure to use a large black poster board to shade the windshield. Then place your camera behind the reflector and shoot away.
Adding light from one side is known as filling in from the key side. By placing both the key and the fill lights at an angle to one side and then throwing in a backlight, our production looks a little bit more natural yet is still nice and illuminated.
Here is an easy and very effective way to show the passage of time. Simply move a lamp over an item onto a tabletop letting the shadow move across the counter or table. We experimented with a couple different angles with the light, moving it over, alongside, or behind our subject to see which shadow effect worked best.
Whether it's in the car, filling in from the key side, or the passage of time, lighting is one of the most important aspects to film making. For more tips and tricks, be sure to join us online at www.videomaker.com.
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