Free Trial

Safari Books Online is a digital library providing on-demand subscription access to thousands of learning resources.

  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 4 GREAT VIDEO NEEDS GREAT LIGHTING

image

GREAT VIDEO NEEDS GREAT LIGHTING

The key to great-looking web video is an understanding of light. While we're not going to send you back to high school physics, you do need to know some basics about light so you can control it. The truth is that cameras are nowhere near as sensitive as your eyes, so it takes extra effort.

If you take the time to learn how to light a scene, you can capture great-looking footage (even with less-than-professional cameras). It might mean choosing a location with good natural light, bouncing the available light where you need it, or creating your own environment using lighting instruments.

When it comes to web video, we realize you likely don't have the same luxuries as a TV commercial or feature film. There's probably not a lighting director or gaffer hanging around. You're going to need to know how to do it yourself if you want your productions to look professional.


  

You are currently reading a PREVIEW of this book.

                                                                                                                    

Get instant access to over $1 million worth of books and videos.

  

Start a Free 10-Day Trial


  
  • Safari Books Online
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint