The style and application of cameo lighting have evolved throughout the years of cinema history. Here's how to employ this effective lighting technique.
It really doesn't matter how expensive your camera is; a film will never be as beautiful as it could be without good lighting.
Lighting is an art that can take years to master. Avoiding these mistakes, however, is a quick way to improve your results.
Lighting can make or break your shot. In a perfect world, you'd have time to scout your location in advance with enough budget to secure the equipment you need to create the look you're going for. But that's rarely the case – and even when it is, any seasoned filmmaker knows even the best-laid plans can easily go awry on set.
Lighting gels are essential for a cohesive video.
If you’ve never used lighting gels in your video productions before, they may seem a little daunting, but the effort is worthwhile.
Person holding a sparkler to light a night scene.
Hollywood, with its seemingly endless resources, spends loads of money on lighting nighttime scenes. But how do we — without a grip truck full of HMIs — try to approach lighting a night scene? There are a few tricks of the trade that our budgets should allow. This article is...
Our medium isn’t our hardware. Our medium is light. Let’s talk about luminance and the inverse-square law.
One of the more common mistakes many beginning and intermediate videographers make is confusing our tools for our medium. Too many shooters focus on camera and lens, but that’s like a sculptor obsessing over what chisel to use and ignoring the giant block of marble in front of him....
Learn the rules for lighting your videos, both indoors and outdoors.
What’s in Your Light Kit?
"People tend to obsess over cameras and lenses, but what they think is a good a camera or a good lens actually is just good lighting." Says Director of Photography William Hellmuth. He is based in Orange County and has been behind the camera for more than 10 years....