Different Ways to Light Through a Window


Duration: 13.3m

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Lighting someone sitting next to a window might seem like the easiest thing in the world, but there are actually a lot of considerations. How hard or soft should the light be? How does time of day change how you think about light placement? Should you diffuse or reflect the light?

There's a million possibilities, especially when you have to think about the story, blocking, what you want to see in the frame, etc. Cinematographers like to get picky about these sort of details. The type of diffusion you use can reflect a lot about what your style might be. In this episode, we go into those little details and show you how each one affects the overall tone of your shot.

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