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How to Create Cheap and Flexible Outdoor Video Lighting

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As a filmmaker, you know how important it is to get your lighting right. Knowing what you want to achieve is half the battle. Adding light to your subject lets you balance exposure with your background—and keep everything well exposed.

This lesson brings in some of the elements previous lessons together to create an achievable lighting setup: backlight, fill light and a key light. Although this setup could look daunting, it just takes practice until it becomes second nature.

If you found this video useful, then check out the full course: Environmental Lighting for Video. You'll find fourteen more video lessons just like this one, each detailing lighting questions and issues you may have when making your video. You'll learn how to position your subject and extra lights, how to diffuse light, and how to handle potential problems like direct sunlight and harsh shadows. The course also details various lighting setups and helps you create your own tools.

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