3 point lighting is key.
There is something about a clear picture or a well-illuminated model on your screen. I don’t know about you but I like quality anything. So you’re probably thinking that takes some high-end equipment and professional crew. All you need to launch your video projects to the next level is an iPhone, video editing app iMovie and use of the 3 point lighting technique.
We are spoiled by big productions and expensive editing software. I started with an iPhone and iMovie but still couldn’t get the end results I desired. A friend with a little more experience in the industry asked one simple question. “What techniques are you using for lighting?” Obviously none. He told me about the 3 point lighting technique and upon further research via Google I discovered an excellent explanation via Wikipedia.
Three-point lighting is a standard method used in visual media such as theatre, video, film, still photography and computer-generated imagery. By using three separate positions, the photographer can illuminate the shot’s subject (such as a person) however desired, while also controlling (or eliminating entirely) the shading and shadows produced by direct lighting.
Here is your list of things to remember when getting started and a helpful video link when setting up your lights.
- 3 daylight color or LED bulbs.
Now get out there and bring life to your next video idea or project.
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