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How to Create a Basic 3-Point Lighting Setup for Video


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.

In this lesson, we’ll show you the foundation of every good lighting setup: the three-point set up. 

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