Classic Lighting Techniques for Great Video

Understanding how light works and how to make it work for you is an essential skill for any video producer.

Learn to set up three and four point lighting like a pro, and discover how color temperature and light quality can be shaped with the proper use of gels and diffusion. Plus, find out how to combat the harsh mid-day sun with reflectors and diffusion, techniques for lighting in tight spaces, and how LED light quality is measured.

3 Point Studio Lighting (Free for Non-Members)
Learn the basics of three and four point lighting which includes key, fill, back and set lights. Plus, discover the difference between high and low key lighting styles.

Gels and Diffusion — Part 1
Maximize your lighting potential. Learn about the properties of light, and how to use gels to control its color, intensity and quality to get professional results.

Gels and Diffusion — Part 2
Discover what color temperature is and how it affects your lighting. Learn to use color correction gels on your light sources to create a balanced scene.

Outdoor Lighting at Noon (Free for Non-Members)
Shooting outside at noon on a sunny day is pretty much the worst case lighting scenario. We show you techniques to combat the mid-day sun to get good results.

Lighting in Tight Spaces
Working in a small area with limited resources can severely limit your lighting options. Learn tricks and tips to get good lighting in tight locations.

Cheap LED Lights and CRI
Learn about CRI ratings and what they can and can't tell you about the quality of an LED light. Also, we test LED lights to find out if you get what you pay for.