Today I’m going to give you some more lighting basics, specifically, three new ways you can light people’s faces. So far, we’ve done a pretty good job teaching you the basics of 3 point lighting, but if you’re not comfortable pulling this kind of stuff off yet, you should take time out and watch this video right here. If you’re ready to step it up and try something a little more creative and edgy, I’ll show you 3 techniques that you can use when lighting people’s faces; Short lighting, split lighting, and butterfly lighting.
Lighting people’s faces in a way that’s flattering can be a frustrating process if you don’t know what you’re doing. True pros know that adjusting your 3-point lighting setup to the person you’re lighting and the mood you are trying to create will enhance the feel of your video. Something as simple as moving around your key or fill light can bring out the character or glamour in your scene.