Lighting and Shooting Gorgeous Interviews by Tom Miller
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Learn lighting from an award-winning Director of Photography with nearly twenty-five years of experience on the job. Tom Miller explores how to make your interviews look natural, professional and gorgeous. This DVD explores types of lighting, the quality and uses of light, as well as location considerations and optimal backgrounds. In these video tutorials, you'll learn lighting and shooting fundamentals - along with tips and tricks that will keep your work in demand. There are also two bonus PDFs covering vital tips and equipment lists.
Tom Miller: There is a huge revolution going on in the media industry with cameras and technology. Formats are everywhere. But one thing never changes – GREAT LIGHTING. Here finally is the essential knowledge of how to properly light your interview scene, no matter what format you are shooting – now or in the future. Whether you are a news photog looking to improve your lighting, a still photographer entering the video world, a student, or a seasoned veteran looking to take it up a notch, the powerful insider information in this DVD is golden – literally. Knowing how to light and shoot gorgeous interviews in almost any circumstance makes you very marketable. Not everyone can do it. But I’m going to teach you how in Lighting and Shooting Gorgeous Interviews.
Chapter 1 - The Properties of Light
An introduction to the three properties of light: Intensity, Quality & Color
Chapter 2 - Light Intensity
An exploration of how to measure & control light intensity - including using a light meter, the differences between lux, foot-candles, and f-stops, the relationship between intensity and distance, and ways to precisely control the intensity of the light hitting your subject
Chapter 3 - Light Quality
Explores how to tell the difference between hard and soft light, factors that affect light quality, and how to control light quality in your setups
Chapter 4 - Light Color
This chapter explains the fundamentals of color & color temperature, and various ways to control color in both your lights and your camera
Chapter 5 - Scouting the Location
What to look for when you are deciding on a location to setup and shoot your interview
Chapter 6 - Composing Your Shot
Covers the composition of the interview setup, including camera to subject placement, roughing in your background, and depth-of-field
Chapter 7 - The Key Light
A thorough examination of the key light, the roll it plays in your interview setup, how to position your key, how to control spill from the key, and how to deal with a subject wearing glasses
Chapter 8 - The Fill Light
Explores the roll of the fill on your subject, how to create and control fill very simply, and the creative use of negative fill
Chapter 9 - The Back Light
This chapter explores setting up and controlling the back light on subjects with and without hair, as well as setting up a 3/4 kicker light
Chapter 10 - The Background
This chapter covers setting up and propping out your background, and then goes into ways to paint it with light, color and shadow
Chapter 11 - Shooting the Interview
This chapter begins with a quick review of everything we've done to build our interview so far, then rolls into how to treat your interview subject, makeup, eye contact, bars and tone, room tone, and finally shooting your interview
Chapter 12 - Amazing COW Resources
Explores the various tools available on CreativeCOW.net
Download and print this PDF file for excellent exercises that explore the placement of the key light on the look of your shot
Tools of the Trade
Tom Miller is a recognized leader in the field of lighting for interviews, with credits that include Oprah, ESPN, National Geographic, Coors and Hewlett-Packard. Tom has lit and shot hundreds of interviews with movie stars, athletes, politicians and corporate executives. From Hunter S. Thompson to Gerald Ford, from Cindy Crawford to John Elway, Tom's clients count on him to make them look great. Now he's ready to share with you what he has learned from his years of lighting experience.
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