Lecture 3 - Structuring Lighting

Lecture 3 - Structuring Lighting - Chapter 3 Lighting is...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 3 Lighting is the deliberate control of light and shadows to fulfill specific aesthetic objectives All lighting- interplay b/w light & shadows Lighting that emphasizes contrast between light and dark is chiaroscuro lighting. Lighting that de-emphasizes light/dark contrast is flat lighting. Quality of Lighting Softlight- no directional light produces a diffused beam of light creating subtle shadows and slow falloff (most filmmakers do not like to use softlights because they produce a flat image where the eye sees the basic contour of an object) Use of softlights: Interviews Product shots Where sharp shadows interfere with the story (attention grabber) Spotlight Spotlight directional light that can be controlled. More control of the target object. Gives more dimension to the object. It defines the object (shape and location). It usually causes a sharp distinction between the illuminated area and the dense attached shadow. The result is FAST FALLOFF Spotlight Directional light Adjust width and intensity of the light output When beam is at its narrowest and most intense position spotted When beam is at its widest and least intense flooded ( Floodlights : produce slow Falloff, providing even illumination across a wide area) Reflector Reflectors is a device that bounces light from a light source toward the subject. Usually for outdoor use to reflect light both as key and fill light. USED: Mostly Outdoors: to bounce sunlight off the reflector and back on the subject to even out the light. Silver, gold, fabric reflectors used depending on skin complexion. Indoor used of reflector Bounce light from a window or other light source onto the subject....
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Lecture 3 - Structuring Lighting - Chapter 3 Lighting is...

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