How to set up 3-point lighting
Lighting your shots correctly is one of the most basic, but often overlooked, things you can do to make your videos look better. It doesn’t matter what type of video you’re making- all cameras require light to function, and knowing how to use it makes for a better-looking film. Let’s take a quick look at how to set up 3 point lighting. Take this shot, for example. Let’s turn all the lights off and see how they work. First, the key light. The key light is the main source of light for your talent, and
Is typically put at an angle next to the camera. The next type of light you’ll need to know is the fill light. This goes at about the same angle as the key, but on the opposite side of the camera. The purpose of this light is to fill in the dark areas on your subject, so that one side of their face isn’t in complete darkness. You’ll likely want to set this to around 50% intensity as your key light. Also, keep
In mind it doesn't have to be an actual light. It could also be a reflector. As long as it fills in those dark shadows. And finally the backlight, which separates your subject from the background and gives them a more visible edge. You can double up on these, one on each side, for more dramatic effect. If you have a light to spare, shine one on your background as well, so that it doesn’t
Appear too dark. And finally, the backlight which separates your subject from the background and gives them more. Gives them a more. One of the most basic but often overlooked things…Oh come on Javert!