lighting Articles

Lighting or illumination is the deliberate use of light to achieve a practical or aesthetic effect. Lighting includes the use of both artificial light sources like lamps and light fixtures, as well as natural illumination by capturing daylight. Daylighting (using windows, skylights, or light shelves) is sometimes used as the main source of light during daytime in buildings. This can save energy in place of using artificial lighting, which represents a major component of energy consumption in ...

Create A Quality Video Without Spending A Fortune

Create A Quality Video Without Spending A Fortune

The higher the budget, the better the video production. However, there are alternatives to time consuming and expensive location shooting. There are several great options for producing beautiful videos that have clear audio without ever shooting anything. We take a look at the choices on offer.

Video Production: Basic Lighting Tips for Fashion and Beauty Shoots

Video Production: Basic Lighting Tips for Fashion and Beauty Shoots

Learn some new lighting techniques and modifiers or brush up on some basics with Karl Taylor who gives us some reasoning behind certain lighting rig uses in his work. Have you got your own favorite lighting rigs and setup or tips and tricks?

5 Really Great Ways To Ruin A Corporate Video

5 Really Great Ways To Ruin A Corporate Video

Whatever type of corporate video you want to produce, whether it’s a talking head interview or a How To guide, the bottom line is it has to be good. Badly produced video content can shatter your reputation and provide very little ROI. We take you through 5 things not to do.

How-to Key Green Screen Footage with Adobe After Effects [ReelRebel #50]

How to Key Green Screen Footage with Adobe After Effects [ReelRebel #50]

Adding background footage in post-production can turn a good video into an amazing one and in this week’s ReelRebel tutorial we show you an advanced editing technique that will really help you get more creative with your videos. Tune in to find out how to make the most of your video content.

Outdoor Lighting Techniques & Tips for Video Production [ReelRebel #49]

Outdoor Lighting Techniques & Tips for Video Production [ReelRebel #49]

Lighting outside can be a little bit of a pain sometimes, since the sun is always moving, cloud cover is always changing, it could rain, there are unexpected temperature changes…but, knowing how to use diffusers and reflectors outside can make your day a little more manageable.

Umbrella Vs. Soft Box Lighting for Video [Reel Rebel #48]

Umbrella Vs. Soft Box Lighting for Video [Reel Rebel #48]

Soft box lighting and umbrella lighting aren’t lights…they’re light diffusion. So which one is better for your shoot? Here are some rules-of-thumb, but in the end, you’ll need to test them both out to get that look you need. Understanding what they are is half the battle.

The Top Video Marketing Mistakes (and Solutions)

The Top Video Marketing Mistakes (and Solutions)

As web video grows more popular and the tools for creating and uploading it become more accessible, plenty of professionals want in on the action—but they don’t always know the best way to do it. See the most common mistakes the budding video marketer can make, and how to avoid making them.

How to Back-Light the Subject of Your Video [Reel Rebel #43]

How to Back Light the Subject of Your Video [Reel Rebel #43]

Backlighting the subjects of your video can raise production value in many ways, and we’re going to give you three of them. Backlighting can raise the production value of your videos and…well, just make your videos look cool.

Three Professional Ways to Light Faces [ReelRebel #39]

Three Professional Ways to Light Faces [ReelRebel #39]

You’ve probably heard of three-point lighting and you use it to perfection. However, if you want to really look pro, you can change the way your key light shines on your subjects’ faces to create a desired dramatic or more flattering look. Introducing short, split, and butterfly lighting.

How to Use Light Diffusion Gels for Soft Lighting [ReelRebel #39]

How to Use Light Diffusion Gels for Soft Lighting [ReelRebel #39]

Giving your video production value means using professional lighting. However, that professional lighting brings with it an additional problem: harsh lighting that is uncomfortable to your subject, sharp shadows, and makes your subject look unnatural. Diffusion solves that problem.

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