‘When asked to explain how lighting contributes to film making, I often show a completely black slide to emphasize that without light, it doesn’t matter how great the composition and acting are — nothing can be seen.’
Sharon Calahan, Director of Photography, Pixar: Advanced RenderMan
Making light work
As a lighting artist, it does not matter how firm your grasp is of the variety that can be achieved with simple three-point lighting, if you do not stop to consider the emotional aspects of the story at hand. Knowing all the lighting tricks in the book is all well and good, but ...