Lighting is the number one factor to take into account when crafting a cinematic image. Noam Kroll has assembled  these lighting tips to get the most out of your shot.

Lighting is one the most most critical components of cinematic design. Proper manipulation of light is vital to delivering the intended sentiment of a scene, and therefore can have a great emotional impact on how our stories are received by an audience.

We all know this, yet so many of us make some really poor decisions when it comes to lighting. One of the biggest issues that seems to plague indie films today is a general lack of lighting, usually as a result of attempting to shoot with high sensitivity cameras like the Sony a7S or Canon C300.

It’s common for filmmakers today to feel that lights are no longer as crucial of a part of the filmmaking process as they once were, seeing as even with nighttime exteriors, high sensitivity cameras are able to expose the image properly without the use of a proper light setup.

Unfortunately though, this type of corner cutting never yields good results… Just because an image isn’t noisy, or is technically exposed properly, doesn’t mean that it looks good or that it is the right look for the story. So here are a few key lighting tips to take into account before lighting your next film. Read the complete article on Premium Beat.

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