Lighting for Video

Still photographers moving into video often forget about supporting video capture with enhanced lighting, and simply rely on available light, but un-enhanced natural light may not be enough!

The biggest advantage of natural light is the price. It is readily available and doesn’t cost much to harness or enhance. Also, creating an effective lighting setup can be achieved by simply observing and making adjustments. If nothing changes and everything can be accomplished in one shoot, one can probably get away with this method.

Unfortunately, life isn’t that simple. As professional photographers and filmmakers we can’t rely on clouds, having enough windows, or even the weather forecast. We often need to shoot over extended periods of time, and tear down and reproduce scenes shot days or weeks before. titled “Lighting Design for Video Productions” where we cover all these concepts and more!

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Eduardo Angel is an independent technology consultant, educator, and visual storyteller based in Brooklyn, New York. His mission is to inspire and empower photographers, filmmakers, and corporations in the use of technology to enhance creativity.

Eduardo is a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts and the International Center of Photography in New York. He is a member of Tenba’s Visual Artists and X-Rite’s Coloratti programs, and he has worked as an Adobe official beta tester for Lightroom and Premiere Pro.

Eduardo regularly speaks at conferences and industry events, distinguished photo workshops, and educational institutions around the world. Selected consulting clients include Adobe, Canon U.S.A., Fashion Institute of Technology, New York magazine, NAB Show, the New York Times, Sony, Tenba, Time Inc. Digital, and X-Rite, among others.

Eduardo regularly publishes his thoughts on photography, filmmaking, and technology on his blog