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Powerpoint that outlines the three point lighting system used in films, key lighting techniques and activities to help students identify and talk about lighting

Powerpoint that outlines the three point lighting system used in films, key lighting techniques and activities to help students identify and talk about lighting

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  • The glamorous Lauren Bacal
  • Ask students to compare. Can you see any diofferences based on culture eg Chinese girl associating red with a wedding, , Indian : white is death vs European- wedding
  • Note effect when lighting changes: What happens to atmosphere and our perception of her character?

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  • Lighting
    • Dark, light and colour
  • 3 Point Lighting
    • 3 lights
    • Back Light
    • Key light
    • Fill light
    back light camera Fill light Key light star
  • Key Lighting
    • Main source of light
  • Fill light
    • Fills in shadows from the key light
  • Back Lighting
    • Separates figure from the background
  • 3 Point lighting
    • All 3 combined
  • 3 point lighting
    • Effects:
    • Few Shadows
    • Can see all their expressions
    • Makes them look glamorous
  • High Key Lighting
    • More Filler lights are used
    • Lighting appears”real”
    • Can be a brightly lit sunny day or even a night scene
  • High Key Lighting
    • Few shadows on faces
    • Images often very bright
  • Low Key Lighting
    • Little fill lighting
    • Sharp contrasts in light and dark areas of screen
  • Low Key Lighting
    • Often lots of dark shadow areas and areas that are brightly lit
    • Effects: mystery, threat, suspense, draw attention to lit area
  • Describe the Lighting in this shot
    • Where is the brightest light?
    • Where are the shadows?
    • What patterns are created by the light?
    • What effect do these features of lighting have on the viewer?
    • The brightest light is behind the characters. This is created by backlighting, where they are lit from behind.
    • This has caused the characters in the frame/shot to appear as silhouettes
    • This adds a feeling of mystery as you are not certain who the characters are. It is not clear whether she is looking at him, but her feet suggest she is.
    • The backlighting, combined with the smoke/mist adds to the mystery.
    • It can:
    • Highlight important objects or characters by drawing our eyes to them with bright light
    • make a character look mysterious by shading parts of their body
    • reflect a character’s state of mind
    Effect of Lighting
    • Look at the following stills and say what type of lighting is used
    • What effect does the lighting create in each image?
  • Photo 1
  • Photo 2
  • Photo 3
    • Colour works on your subconscious to create mood
    • Every colour has associated ideas and meaning (connotation). Often these are based on cultural meanings
    • Colour can draw your eye to something in a scene
    Colour
  • Exercise
    • Work in groups of 3-4
    • One person thinks of a colour and says it aloud
    • Others write down the first thing that comes into your head
    • Compare results: how similar are your connotations?
  • Use of colour
    • Effect: contrast
    • Draw your eye to the figure
  • Colour Lighting filters Lighting filters
    • Can create mood and character by using colour
  • Exercise
    • Watch the clip from “Dead Again”
    • Describe the lighting and colour that is used and the effect of these
    • Choose at least 4 different features
    • Consider what we learn about characters, objects, mood, what is happening