Lighting and Colour

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Lighting and Colour

  1. 1. Lighting <ul><li>Two main approaches to the use of lighting in film: </li></ul><ul><li>Realistic lighting (predominantly high key ) </li></ul><ul><li>Involves the use of three point lighting to create a natural look to the scene: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Key light (the main source of light) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fill light </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Back light </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. High key lighting The Virgin Suicides (Coppola, 1999)
  3. 3. three point lighting Click here for more on three point lighting
  4. 4. Lighting <ul><li>2. Expressive lighting (predominately low key . ) </li></ul><ul><li>High contrast and shadow to convey a dark expressive mood. </li></ul><ul><li>Subjects are sometimes back lit only to create a silhouetted figure. </li></ul><ul><li>May also involve the use of single hue ‘gels’, filters and other optical effects to create a specific mood. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Low key lighting Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941)
  6. 6. COLOUR
  7. 7. COLOUR
  8. 8. Red hue Mean Streets (Scorsese, 1973)
  9. 9. I, Robot (Proyas, 2004) Terminator Salvation (McG, 2009)
  10. 10. Consider this scene from Pride & Prejudice (Joe Wright, 2005) and make notes on the following. How is colour and light used to express meaning?

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