How to light for video phillips McIntosh introduction to lighting

Introduction to Lighting


Outdoors
 
If you’re filming outdoors, during the day, then the sun will most likely be the brightest, hardest light available. Without a significant lighting rig, the sun will become by default, your Key Light or your Back Light and all other lighting must work around it.
 
Reflectors are very useful for outdoors shooting as substitutes for Fill Lights.
 
 
Sharing
 
A single light can be used for two purposes. In an interview situation with two subjects, diffuser can be cleverly used on only half of the light so that if can perform as both the Key Light on one of the subjects and the Fill Light on the other. Depending on placement of the subjects, Back Lights can double as Key Lights and Key Lights can double as Background lights.