Music courtesy MusicBed. Artist: The Painted Pianos – Song: “Falling Up”
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You will learn:
- How to create an early morning look
- How to plan your interior work around the path of the sun and what to look for
- How to match lighting between two separate locations
- How to light in layers
- How to introduce various tones into your image
- How to control sunlight to keep your lighting consistent
- How to use tents to keep lighting consistent
- How to soften your hard light for a beautiful closeup
- How to light for overhead coverage
As a cinematographer, you are asked to do many things. One of them will be to make two different locations feel like the same one. This requires consistent lighting in a controlled environment. For this sequence, Shane had to keep an early morning look consistent throughout a four day shoot for a fight sequence.
Shane Hurlbut, ASC will guide you through how he creates that early morning light look and what differentiates it from a similar twilight feel. You will learn how to balance your image for the early morning look by setting your shadows at just the right level, introducing different tonality into your image, and lighting with layers. Finally, Shane will take you through his diffusion of hard light for a beautiful closeup on a face.