Lighting does more than illuminate your actors, it illuminates your story. Properly used, lighting can start telling your story before your actors speak a word. However, far too many beginning filmmakers are willing to accept the light as it is, rather than adjust the lighting for their benefit.
In this episode of 2 Reel Guys, hosts Norman Hollyn and Larry Jordan discuss the basics of lighting, and provide some examples of how a simple change in lighting can have a dramatic effect on the viewer’s emotions.
Actors can be frightening, especially to new filmmakers. This is because actors live in a world of emotions — experiencing them, then projecting these emotions through their characters into a film. Because of this, many directors don’t know how to work with them. But they’re really not so scary when you realize that they are trying to do the same thing that everyone else on your project is doing — tell the story through the most effective use of their tools.
In this episode of 2 Reel Guys, hosts Norman Hollyn and Larry Jordan discuss how to work with actors and provide some simple techniques you can use to solve, or avoid, problems.