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Every cinematographer is an artist who decides how the light reaches the eyes of his audience. Its setting depends on the cinema lighting equipment. It can be said that the effect of light in cinema is more than that of still images. Because it is the light that determines how you feel about a scene, a character, and a space. Cinematic lighting strongly pushes your mind to convey sensory concepts.

Cinematic lighting For this reason, the equipment used for lighting movies is bigger and more exotic! In a way, the most suitable cinema lighting equipment is a combination of several lights.

In this part, we want to see what are the best sources and optical equipment for making all kinds of movies!? And what techniques can we use for lighting our film? Stay with us to get to the root of the story of light in cinema

Create everything with cinematic lighting principles!

Cinematic lighting When we talk about cinema, the light gets more respect and closeness. Because this apparently simple tool has all the emotions of the audience in its hands. In cinema, lighting indicates which props or elements of the scene should be seen the most. From what angle does the audience look at the scene? And how should the position of the light be? The difference between characters in a frame depends on the light. With the intensity and color of the light, how we are going to make the audience feel, and many other things that you know better if you are a professional videographer.

Many cinematic masterpieces throughout history owe to clever lighting. So proper lighting in the world of cinema is not a joke at all! You might think that a few small mistakes in lighting will not be noticed by the audience. But you will definitely see its effect in the feeling the audience gets from the movie.

Cinematic lighting All these things and tips that you know better make us think of a basic arrangement and smart equipment for cinema lighting. The equipment you have chosen correctly.

To choose the right equipment, it is better to avoid lighting techniques in the cinema. Because buying light sources depends on the style you want to use the light.

Be sure to read: Making an educational video introducing the best light sources


Lighting in terms of light source types
Key lighting

The main light source at the time of filming is called; which has the most intense amount of light. Of course, just because it’s called main or key doesn’t mean it always shines directly on your subject. Sometimes it is shown from behind the subject and sometimes from different angles. If you don’t have a reason in terms of ideas, it is better to avoid placing this light next to the camera. Because it creates a flat image.

High key lighting
Cinematic lighting This type of cinematic lighting is used to reduce shadows and contrast of images. In fact, the intensity of the light source is the same and the image will usually be neutral. Of course, if it is used in an exaggerated way, it evokes sterile spaces like hospitals. They fill this light using a backlight and fill light.

Low key lighting
In this lighting, the strongest contrasts are created in the images. To create it, they usually use a light source. This type of lighting tells a secret in its heart and is mysterious!

Fill the light

Fill light or secondary light is used to fill the shadows formed by the main light. In fact, the purpose of this cinematic lighting is to create less contrast on the subject to make the atmosphere a little neutral. This light is less intense than the key light and is used to create soft and beautiful effects.

Cinematic lighting
Lighting in terms of light quality
Hard lighting
Cinematic lighting is direct, hard light from a natural (sun) or artificial light source. which creates shadows and strong contrasts. Because the lines become sharp and hard, they call it harsh or hard lighting. They usually use this technique to create shadows and draw attention to a particular subject. Of course, it can be controlled with the help of a diffuser.

Soft or diffused light
In this technique, light sources may not even be used. But the lighting is followed in such a way that most of the shadows are removed

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