The main topic of today was lighting. We discussed the Key Light, a light source used to illuminate your subjects, A Fill Light, A light source used to soften the shadows of the Key Light, and the Back Light, A light source used to sharpen the subjects and add percieved depth. Using real life examples of these techniques, Steve did an excellent job demonstrating the way light can be used to turn standard footage into quality film. The extent of our conversation even broke into the unions that are associated with lighting and their respective jobs on set. At the end of the lesson, we discussed the fundimental knowledge base and professional expectations of a modern lighting crew.
That is all for now, next lesson is this tuesday at 2:00.