Have you ever wondered how to light an interview? In this video lighting basics tutorial we take a look at how to light an interview in the studio using some different lighting scenarios. We’ll take a look at high contrast lighting as well as soft lighting and the areas in between – Our two cinematographers in this video lighting tutorial will give their input on how they would light a scene. 3 point lighting is the tradition, but we explore some less typical lighting setups for how to light an interview.

Basic Video Lighting: Tips and Tricks

Catch a few cinematography tips, and watch our crew set up a number of different lighting styles in the studio. We’ll also compare some techniques of interview lighting in this video lighting tutorial.

One of the most important factors in video lighting, is using the right lighting for your specific project or client. There are a variety of styles of interview lighting that may look good, but choosing the best one to fit your particular project is what we suggest you hone in on.

If you have questions on any of the techniques used in this video lighting tutorial, please reach out in the comments. Thanks for watching How to Light an Interview and Lighting Basics, in the Film Jams series!

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How to Light an Interview: The Gear

Below is a list of equipment we used to film this video:

-Canon C300
-Sony A7sII – https://amzn.to/2IL1GN3

-Canon 24-105 – https://amzn.to/2ILo9tp
-Rokinon 50mm – https://amzn.to/2xngAEb

-Sachtler 10
-Sachtler DV4II – https://amzn.to/2KTXbfH

Sennheiser 416 – https://amzn.to/2INrtQy
Sennheiser MKE600 – https://amzn.to/2ILulBP

Lighting package:
Litepanel Astra 6x – https://amzn.to/2KUBYCB
Kino Flo 4′ 4Banks
Altman Specta 100 Cyc Lights

Filmed on location at: www.LitewaveMedia.com in St. Petersburg, FL.

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Special Thanks to the St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission Digital Creator Program

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