LIGHTING The technique of adding light and color to a scene Lighting Approach: Consider the effect you want to achieve... bright & open, dark & mysterious, shadowy and intimate, 'natural,’ soft/harsh then devise a method for achieving it. Other factors
The technique of adding light and color to a scene
2. Don't set lights until camera position and talent position have been determined. Don't set camera and talent until lighting issues have been considered.
3. Make sure you look through the viewfinder when determining proper light levels (don't just use your eyes).
4. Do NOT plug lights and cameras into the same outlets. Buzz/hum.
5. Never plug a light in with the switch in the ON position (ALWAYS turn lights off before plugging in).
6. Warn people that you are turning lights on so that they don't get 'blinded' by the light. “STRIKING!”
7. Use gloves to handle lights once they have been turned on - housings get very hot very fast.
8. Never touch the bulbs with bare hands, oils will cause them to break.
9. Light foreground and background separately. Light from main lights should NOT also light the background.