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4 Pro Tips for Working with Hard Light

Here are some things you should know about hard light before you use it in your next film. When it comes to the quality of light, hard light is certainly on the moodier side of the spectrum. Horror films, dramas, neo-noirs, and a host of other genres use it to create harsh shadows, bring out the details and textures of a subject, as well as create a certain atmosphere of tension, mystery, and dread. If you're new to lighting and want to use this kind of technique in your own work, Ted Sim from Aputure asks DP Megan Stacey about the different kinds of things you should think about when using hard light, including a few handy tricks you can use to make it work for your shots. Check out the video below to learn more (and see how the pros do it in the real world). The Basics of Hard Light Really quickly, let's go over what hard light is. Read More...

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Published By: NoFilmSchool - Monday, 14 January, 2019

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