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ABOUT THIS MODULE

Lighting is one of the most powerful tools in the cinematographer’s tool kit, and understanding how to light means knowing the qualities of light.
 
This module covers the attributes of light and how to control them.  Master the look of your shots by understanding the principles of light.
 

IN THIS MODULE

  • 34:02 video that teaches you the attributes of light and how you can manipulate them to create the right look for your shot
  • Complete companion guide

LEARN

  • How the brightness of a light source affects the lighting
  • How to manipulate the contrast ratio and how to use it to enhance the emotion of a story
  • The importance of the direction of a light source
  • Falloff and how to properly use it when lighting a large area
  • How to control the spread of a light source
  • Wraparound and how to use it to light the face
  • Specularity and how to control it
  • What tools to use to manipulate the attributes of light
The videos are a big leap forward for contemporary classroom videos, utilizing clean greenscreen, working professionals and 16:9. The film is well-paced and will be a great addition to classroom instruction. It is designed and constructed in ways both interesting and accessible to student filmmakers. I hope to utilize the material in my classroom!”
 
   - Tom Dunphy, Orange-Ulster BOCES
 
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