People are always asking, 'How do I make my
video look more like film?'..... well for starters,
light it like film, that is to say, light it professionally.
I have been a still photographer all my life
and I can tell you that it is all about light. So many
people pick up a camera, turn on auto-exposure,
set white balance and start shooting away, totally
unaware of the fact that they are neglecting one
of the most important elements of composing a
scene, lighting. It is lighting that adds mood and
character, time and place, depth and tone, light is
an actor in your story, a most important actor at
DV Enlightenment is the first tutorial from
DVcreators.net's new DV Cinematography series and is a complete course in Professional lighting for the
beginner, for people ready to learn the art of lighting. If you sit down with this 55 minute tutorial you are
going to come away with an excellent understanding of lighting, not just the basics of lighting but how to use
light to help tell your story. You will be surprised to learn what you can do with light, how to do it, how easy
it is to employ the lessons of this tutorial and what a huge difference it will make in your finished story. Bad
or even just ordinary lighting is something that can not be fixed or enhanced in post production, it must be
done right at the time of shooting.
This tutorial starts off with 'Light Essentials', a basic primer on light and then moves on to the four main
sections: Four Point Lighting, Working with Sunlight, Lighting Green screen/White/Black Backgrounds,
and Bright Ideas.
PLEASE, WHEN COMPLETE IT, REMAIN IN SEED.