interview lighting tutorials

So you’re getting ready to interview that expert for your short documentary, and you want to review your interview lighting technique. Or maybe you’re just looking for an introduction to lighting in general — where do you look? Check out these two interview lighting tutorials — not only are they a great review of the basics, but they each do a great job of illustrating just how every light can help shape the subject and tone of your footage:

The first tutorial comes courtesy of stillmotion, the folks behind SMAPP (which looks like a pretty useful filmmaking app for folks learning the ropes). Not only does this tutorial do a great job of illustrating a general lighting set-up, it does so while jam-packing key terms and concepts. It’s a solid introduction to lighting in general — from key lights to fill lights, to lighting ratios, you get a lot of great information.

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