|El Gaucho de Högsåra (2000)|
Pro lighting is a major ingredient in a broadcast quality product. In big-time movies and on still sets they might spend hours getting it right. But when I´m making a Homemade and on my own I don´t have the time or the right stuff. So I make do. Light a lamp on the subject (the artist Cindy Sherman, who currently has a big one-woman show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York did this when she first started out and didn´t have to resources to buy equipment) Or I use natural light and hope that Eki can correct it in the edit. But when I compare what they do and what I do, I can see why they are both in hot demand.
Lesson 38: Your subject will love you if you light his/hers best side
Next week: 38 The Runaround
PS: a sore throat kept me in bed, and made me miss the casting call for the Lone Ranger. Whaaaaa!
PS2, a note from from Eki: In the above image from Tryggve's interview, the natural light was great as is, no artificial light added.