The Key is Control: Learn How to Sculpt Hard Light to Add More Dimension & Contrast
Light is a great storyteller, but if we don't know how to utilize it to its full potential, the opportunity to tell more robust, dimensional stories can be missed.
Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut shares some advanced lighting techniques for adding dimension to a scene by shaping hard light. In the tutorial below, Hurlbut shows us how to mold and manipulate light from a 1K fresnel to create a window pattern against a wall, creating a lot of contrast, a lot of dimension, and a lot more character. Check it out below: