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A Shot in the Dark: A Creative DIY Guide to Digital Video Lighting on (Almost) No Budget by Jay Holben

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Parting Thoughts

As this book comes to a close, there are a few ideas I’d like to leave you with; read on!

Think Outside the Box

If there’s one thing I can advocate above everything else, it’s to never get stuck thinking of the “right” way to light a scene. There is not necessarily a right or wrong when it comes to lighting. As you work more and more with lighting, you’ll learn to trust your instincts. Learn to “see” light, as I talked about in the introduction, and apply these memories to your lighting situations.

In every situation, you need to ask yourself the following questions:

  • What is most important for the audience to see?

  • How do I best represent the mood and emotion I want to convey?

  • How do I achieve these objectives within the limitations ...

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