As a filmmaker, you know
how important it is to get your lighting right, but this can only really come
from a good understanding of how light works. Knowing what you want to achieve
is half the battle.
Sunrise and sunset can provide some really
beautiful light—it’s usually referred to as the golden hour because the light
is warm and, well, gold! It comes with its share of challenges though: the sun
is lower in the sky, so shadows are longer and because of the lovely rich
colour, places and people can easily become oversaturated.
In this lesson we’ll look at how to use this light
effectively, and make the most of every angle, including how to film
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may have when making your video. You’ll learn how to work with reflectors and
diffusers, and how to handle potential problems like direct sunlight. The
course also details various lighting setups and helps you create your own
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