lighting for video
Posted 27 March 2007 - 08:49 PM
Posted 27 March 2007 - 09:15 PM
The truth is that most lighting for video and film nowadays is soft diffused lighting. that is a whole topic unto itself. but to answer your question: no. it is perfectly suitable to use hard lighting when shooting video. it is perfectly suitable to use any type of lighting that your subject matter calls for regardless of your capture medium.
I noticed that most of the lightings done for video shoot used diffused lights. Does this mean that direct or naked lights are not suitable?
Posted 28 March 2007 - 04:52 PM
Plus, film can handle the hot highlights a lot better than video...another reason why diffusion is especially preferred in video. In video, you won't have to worry as much about losing detail in your highlights if the reflectance/glare is kept soft and subtle with diffused lighting.
But that's just IMHO
Posted 28 March 2007 - 08:22 PM
The basic trick to video is knowing the parameters and working within them. It's not a liability just as you don't think of daylight film stock as a liability when you shoot a movie. Just know the limits of exposure then work to keep the entire range within four or five stops (when possible). Particularly on an interior set when you have full control, using diffused light helps to accomplish that.