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Flash Cinematic Techniques by Chris Jackson

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CHAPTER 7

Light My World

Lighting is essential to cinematographers. Light can enhance a scene in a variety of ways to help tell the story and heighten its dramatic and emotional impact. Understanding how lighting affects depth, emotion, mood, and composition is the topic of this chapter.

Defining the Light

Lighting a Scene

Setting the Mood

Simulating Lighting Effects in Flash

Defining the Light

There are many elements cinematographers must take into consideration when lighting a scene. They need to be aware of how the light’s intensity illuminates the actors or environment around them, how the light’s direction bounces off objects, and where the highlights and shadows appear as a result of the light’s position. Lights can also be the main focal ...

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