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Types of Film Lights

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Cult Critic Types of Film Lights

Types of Film Lights

Every film needs the right type of lighting to be noticeable in this competitive film industry. Every ray of light and shadow and its absolute focus matching the background atmosphere with the scene in play has become a majorly important aspect of filmmaking.

There are different kinds of lighting techniques and its should be known by every filmmaker to choose the right one correctly for their films and scenes. Here are some lights that are to be noticed as per the changing times. Each light plays a significant role in running a movie. The knowledge of the right kind of lighting and placing should be in the minds of the filmmakers for a perfect film.

 

Key lights

The key lights are the first source of lighting for a scene. The extremely intense and straightforward light source. This light is mostly used to show or illuminate a specific thing or actor or actress in a scene.

 

High Key Lighting

A technique of lighting used to decrease the lighting ratio of the scene. Nowadays this technique is used to set the tone and mood of the specific scene.

 

Low Key Lighting

A technique or trick used by filmmakers in portraying shadows of objects, the need of contrast and darkness is necessary to portray this sort of lighting.

 

Fill Light

The fill light is another source of lighting that is used for erasing the shadows caused by the Key lights. It is to be placed on the opposite of the key lights to do its task.

 

Backlight

We have all heard about backlighting. A backlight as the name suggests is set in a way that its rays reaches the character from the back. These kinds of lights are used to differentiate between objects and the characters, adding more shape and depth to the view.

The lights and their setups play an important role in setting up the scenes of a movie. Filmmakers should have a decent idea about every lighting aspect for a decent scene to come into play. A film with beautiful colors and understandable moods and tones will always be noticeable in an ocean filled with cinemas. Manifesting ideas through their brilliant and unique minds and portraying it through cinema. Each small lighting and the largest lightings and their placements play an extremely important role in making a film better and successful.

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