Lighting 101: Direction of Light

Taught By:

Lauren Haroutunian

Description:

This is our second installment of our Lighting 101 series, where Lauren demonstrates the standard lighting angles you should know when lighting a character for a scene.

Lesson Plan

It's not just about where you point your light-- the angle of your lighting determines where the light falls, and therefore the kind of shadows it creates. These two effects together can have a huge impact on your audience.

In this video we cover:
- FRONT LIGHTING
- TOP LIGHTING
- UNDERLIGHTING
- 45 DEGREE LIGHT
- SIDE LIGHT
- EDGE LIGHT
- BACK LIGHT

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For those interested, the light we used was a Litepanel 1x1 Astra Soft Bicolor.

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