Lighting People Preview

Get Certified

Earn your certification with this Filmskills Course. Learn More

Notices and Updates

Earn Your Certification

Take one of FilmSkills Certification Courses and earn your certificate today. With over 19 subjects to choose from, each self-guided course will give you the edge in the ultra-competitive film industry.

 

All New FilmTalks Episodes

Get inside information from the industry's most experienced professionals. From the head of Television at Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, to the producer of The Bachelor and Dancing with the Stars, FilmTalks is the TED talks of the Film Industry, and episodes are included in every Gold Subscription. Click here to learn more.

 

FilmSkills Books Now Available

The perfect companion guide to FilmSkills - both in and out of the classroom. Written from the knowledge of over 150 leading Hollywood filmmakers, six new FilmSkills Books take you inside the industry like none other.  Choose from Screenwriting, Producing, Director's Craft, Cinematography, Production Safety, and Editing.  Buy your copies here.

 

Unlock this module to see the full content!

Explore the subscription packages

ABOUT THIS MODULE

Lighting people is the staple of a cinematographer’s duties, and there are several ways to do so.  This module covers the foundation of good lighting - the three point lighting system.  Go onto the set as Emmy-winning cinematographer Jason J. Tomaric walks you through each step of effectively employing the three point lighting system to create the look you want.
 
Whereas most books and videos stop there, this module takes this technique one step further by teaching you how to adapt the three point lighting system for dramatic, dialogue-based projects.
 

IN THIS MODULE

  • 23:36 video that teaches you the basics of light the human face
  • Complete companion guide
  • Arri lighting handbook
  • Frequently asked lighting questions... with answers

LEARN

  • How to create dimensional lighting in a flat medium
  • The three point lighting system
  • How to set-up and properly position the key light
  • Various techniques for creating a fill light
  • Creating a rim/hair light
  • Variations of the three point lighting system
  • How to shoot both with and against the key light
 "This is an indispensible filmmaking companion. Amazingly easy to follow and full of valuable insights, no serious filmmaker should be without FilmSkills."
 
   - Patrick Falvey, writer
super21admin