Learn How To Light A Scene Like A Professional

The cinematography in a film is usually something people notice and appreciate, but the lighting is often forgotten about despite its importance. If you mention the role of a ‘gaffer’ to a non-filmmaker their response might be something along the lines of “are they, like, in charge of the sticky tape?”

However, without the gaffer, a film will never have the look or feel the director intends because lighting is another one of the many important ways to tell a story.

If you’re a new independent filmmaker or film student then chances are lighting isn’t a top priority on the list of countless things needed to accomplish your film, but nonetheless, it’s something you need to be aware of.

The following video ‘What Happens When A Movie Has No Gaffer?’ is an example of just how much of a difference lighting can make when done right.

If you’ve never been interested in lighting it’s still a skill worth having and I guarantee this creative look on lighting and visuals will perhaps ignite a passion you didn’t know you had.

Tags:

  • Jay Evans

    Editor

    Jay Evans has spent the last 8 years working as a film editor, 4 of which have been with The Initiative Production Company. In his spare time he enjoys music, comedy, experimental cooking and getting lost in the woods.

Ads

You May Also Like

A Video For All You LOST Haters (and fans)

If you’re a tenacious LOST hater or a die hard fan and the ending ...

Metropolis Is 90 Years Old This Year

Metropolis is one of the most popular movies out there and yet, I don’t ...

Everything You Need To Know For Auditions

The audition process is a hurdle all actors must overcome. There are a number ...

What Do You Get When You Combine Pixar and “Doctor Who”?

The creatives at Disney ad Pixar created a story that pulls at the heartstrings ...

Every Far From Home Easter Egg

These days I feel like I have to bring a notebook to the theater ...

What Does the 1st AD Do?

Have you ever sat through the movie credits? If you are one of the ...

Don't want to miss a thing?

Subscribe and join our creative community to keep updated with our weekly-ish* Newsletter from The Independent Initiative.

*We're filmmakers, sometimes we're out filming something, on those weeks the newsletters might be more irregular. Follow The Initiative Production Company (theInitiativePro) on your favorite social media to stay the most up to date on our current productions