Lighting in the Studio
Before any production begins, the director and the director of photography (DP) will discuss the script and style or approach to be taken in shooting. The approach will depend a great deal on the mood and character of each scene in the story. As stated earlier, serious drama may employ a largely low-key approach, while comedy is effective in a high-key setting. Realistic narratives may benefit from a modulated value lighting approach. There are no set rules as to the styles to be used in different cases; it is up to the director and the director of photography to choose a style that ...