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Video Production: Lighting & Interviews

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Video Production: Lighting & Interviews

  1. 1. Lighting and Interviews
  2. 2. Why should we light ourproductions? Lighting will make our work look moreprofessional Whether we realize it or not, all Hollywoodfilms are employing some kind of lightingtechnique to produce their image Poor lighting is the bane of most low-budgetmovies. We tend to think that all we need isa camera and a story, but in reality, we needa well exposed image Poor Lighting Example: YouTubeInterview
  3. 3. Uses of Lighting We can use lights to properly exposeand image or draw particular attention toa part of an image Oftentimes, however, we may not beable to use lights because of theirsize, cost, or availability We should be aware however, of ways thatwe can use natural light in an environmentto get good quality interview footage
  4. 4. Types of Lighting The Difference between Soft and HardLight Soft Light: KEXP In Studio Hard Light: Midnight Solo Watch clips from colewebley.com Which of the videos use soft lighting, andwhich use hard lighting? What types of things can we use tomake our lighting softer?
  5. 5. Lighting Search Visit www.vimeo.com Browse through channels or othervideos and find an example of: Good Lighting Bad Lighting What types of lighting do you think theyused to achieve this effect?
  6. 6. Lighting and Color Temperature In film lighting there are two maincolor temperatures 5,600K is known as Daylight. To theeye this type of light has more of abluish tint 3,200K is know as Indoor or Tungstenlighting, this is most of the lightingthat you will see from a lamp. Thishas more of an orange Tint White Balance tells your camerawhat type of lighting you are usingin the given situation The problem comes when you aretrying to use two different colortemperatures for lighting.
  7. 7. Lighting Safety From Artis “The Shut Up and ShootDocumentary Guide” Use gloves to handle lights – lights can gethot Use sandbags to steady lights Stay clear of flammables Be careful when moving hot lights
  8. 8. Lighting Demonstration Set up a light kit Set up a camera and have someone sitdown in front of the camera Talk about the components of 3-pointlighting Key Light Fill light Hair light or Background light Talk about the different tools that can beused to diffuse and adjust light
  9. 9. Tips for Lighting Outside Typically when you areshooting outside, you willnot need to use anyartificial lighting. Thereare, however, a few thingsthat you can do to makeyour outside footage lookbetter Don’t backlight your subject Use a solid white bounce asa fill light
  10. 10. Interview Tips Have the interviewee sit to one side ofthe camera. Ask the subject to answerall of their questions directed towardsthe person performing the interview Try to ask open-ended questions thatwill provoke a longer response from thesubject Ask questions that are self-contained Use proper composition, includingheadroom and nose room Play interview from “Off the Charts” What kind of interview techniques do wesee here?
  11. 11. Lighting Group Exercise You will create a group of 3-4 individuals for thisexercise Each group is going to come up with an idea for afake documentary – all of the interviews will bebased around this subject In the exercise there will be two stations One pair of groups will be indoors shooting on 2 differentlighting set-ups. At each set-up the group will need tocreate two different lighting looks with the tools that areavailable The other pair of groups will be shooting 2 interviews, onesomewhere outside and the other somewhere oncampus, using natural lighting Make sure you are using proper interviewing and soundproduction techniques

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