Lighting Techniques in Film
Lamp Left (person moving left) our right. and vice versa
Broad side (Near side) – side closest to the camera.
Short side – away from camera, on the “short” side of the face. Creates a lot of depth.
-not to be confused with short siding. Which is a framing technique, where talent is on the short side of the frame.
Side light – it on the side of the face
Rembrandt lighting – moving the light to cast light over the face and barely coming into light past the nose. creating a triangle below the eye.
Backlight – light on the back, creates depth and drama.
Rim light (Kicker) – wraps around the back of the subject.
-pair with a short side key light.
Key Light – Main source of light in your scene.
Fill light – filling in the shadows to get the light ratio that you want.
Cross Light – using one light source to light two subjects.