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Illuminated Pixels by Virginia Wisslar

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Chapter 5Goal 3: Directing the Eye

Figure 5.1 Central placement and a bright beam of light draw our attention to the girl Lyra in this still from The Golden Compass.

Image(©2007 New Line Cinema. Courtesy of Everett Collection. Digital bears by London-based visual effects studio, Framestore.)

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”—Edgar Degas, 19th-Century Impressionist Painter

IN THIS CHAPTER:

5.1 CompositionAn overview the building blocks of an image.

5.2 Visual AttractorsA look at how certain elements attract and lead the eye.

Another goal of lighting is to direct the audience’s attention. Directing the viewer’s eye is essential ...

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