A video image is made of light. In order to get the best image possible, quality lighting is critical. Lighting makes more of a difference to the quality of your final image than what kind of camera you use. A cheap camera with excellent lighting will get a better image than an expensive camera with crummy lighting. Really.
That does not mean your lighting has to be difficult. It also doesn’t mean that you have to use expensive, professional-grade lighting fixtures. Sometimes home fixtures and window light will do.
On this page you will learn everything you need to know about lighting for video.
In this tutorial, you will discover the basic characteristics of light and how that affects lighting for video. Armed with this information, you can create the best lighting possible no matter what situation you find yourself in.
The tutorial runs 11:58.
In this video demonstration, I show you how I took a dark room and created awesome triangle lighting for my talking head using natural light and home fixtures. This will help you create amazing lighting anytime you want.
The tutorial runs 5:15.
In this tutorial, I show you an easy and inexpensive trick for diffusing your light. See what a difference diffusion makes!
The tutorial runs 1:46.