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School: Harnessing Shadows

School: Harnessing Shadows

There's so much that goes into crafting the perfect lighting or lack thereof. Often times the focus is on how to light a subject for a scene, but what about whats not lit? What about the shadows? Ever wonder how this contrast created? How some movies and TV shows can get so dark yet still contain so much detail? Or how silhouettes are created while the background is still well lit? The technique is actually similar to well lit scenes: It's all about the placement of the lights in relation to the subject.

Check out the video below from Rocketjump Film School to find out more:

Gear: Flexible LED Lights on a Budget

Gear: Flexible LED Lights on a Budget

One of the most important things to get professional quality video is good lighting. If you are on a tight budget this can be near impossible as decent lights are hundreds (even thousands) of dollars plus the cost of stands. LEDs are often the best as they can often change color temperature and as a result can work in many situations.

Youtuber DSLR Video Shooter discusses his 4 best solutions on a budget of $200 in the video below: