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The Videomaker Guide to Video Production, 5th Edition by Videomaker

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35 Applying Three-Point Lighting

Robert G. Nulph

Some folks consider it a tired cliché, but it’s important to know how to set three-point lighting, so you can work within or without this classic lighting style.

We are often told, “you have to know the rules before you can break them!” In the case of lighting, the rule for good lighting involves the use of three-point lighting. In this chapter, we will provide pictures and diagrams that will give you the rules you need to produce good lighting in simple situations. Once you master three-point lighting, you will be ready to move on to creating realistic quality lighting for your video productions.

Key, Fill, and Back

The key light is the main source of light in a scene. You place the key light ...

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