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Video Lighting on Location: How to Use Shadows

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As a filmmaker, you know how important it is to get your lighting right, but this can only really come from a good understanding of how light works. Knowing what you want to achieve is half the battle.

When working with available light, shadows can be just as difficult as full sunshine. When an object casts a shadow on your subject, the temptation is to move; but sometimes, we can use it to our advantage. In this lesson, we’ll look at creative effects we can use with shadow – even when they aren’t actually there!

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 work with reflectors and diffusers, and how to handle potential problems like direct sunlight. The course also details various lighting setups and helps you create your own tools.

You can take this course straight away with a subscription to Envato Elements where you'll get access not only to this course, but also to our growing library of over 1,000 video courses and industry-leading eBooks on Envato Tuts+.

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You can take this course straight away with a subscription to Envato Elements where you'll get access not only to this course, but also to our growing library of over 1,000 video courses and industry-leading eBooks on Envato Tuts+.







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