How To: Apply four styles of lighting

Apply four styles of lighting

This video tutorial will show you how to apply four styles of lighting. This video teaches you how to apply four styles of lighting, namely Rembrandt, Beauty, Cameo and filling in from the Key Side. You will learn about high contrast lighting schemes, dealing with the amount of contrast used to highlight a person's face, as well as spotlight effects, and how these tend to draw the viewer into the scene. You will be shown how the Rembrandt Lighting setup contains three steps, namely taking a Key Light and setting it up at a 45 degree angle, raising the light 3 or 4 feet above the subject's head, and using a reflector. Learn how Beauty Lighting is used to hide imperfections by using two lights. A front light which is very soft, and a back light. You will get an understanding of Cameo Lighting and its use of a spotlight placed above the subject. . Learn how Filling in from the Key Side is gives the effect of a natural outdoor environment, by using both Key and Fill Lights. Be patient and be prepared to experiment until you find the right lighting scenario for your project. If you follow these simple techniques they will be sure to add a professional look and feel to your next filming project.

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