7 Key Lighting Concepts You Should Learn Before Shooting Your Next Film

Struggling with lighting? This video sheds some much-needed light on important concepts that you may not know much about.

Lighting is one of the most difficult aspects of the craft to get right for many filmmakers, regardless of their level of experience, due to its dual nature of being technical and artistic. If you're looking at your scenes, feeling as though the lighting is off, but aren't exactly sure about what you can do to make it better, you might want to take a look at this video from Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter. In it, he goes over seven key concepts and techniques that he routinely gets asked about online and offers explanations and demonstrations of each of them so you can light your next project with more confidence. Check it out below:

Obviously, there are tons and tons of tips and pieces of lighting advice that we could talk about in a post like this, but Pike does a great job of covering some of the biggest concepts and techniques that seem to trip up many of those who are just starting out. Here is a quick overview of what he talks about in the video:

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