Filmmakers Academy | Keylight – Where, when & why?

Posted on August 11, 2022 in Filmmakers Academy, Partner Content

This is where it all starts, the key light and the human face. The window into your character’s soul, their emotions, and motivations.

It is the most important subject you will ever light, and it all starts with where to place your key light. Shane takes what you think you knew were the basics and turns them on their head into one of the most elegant approaches to lighting you will ever find.

He gives you 5 things to look for when lighting any face, and along with covering the classic key light positions, Shane shows you how moving the key light around the subject even just a few degrees can dramatically change the feeling of your shot.

British Cinematographer subscribers can use the discount code BCINE for $25 off a Filmmakers Academy subscription.

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