Basics: Lighting Your Video

Basics: Lighting Your Video

Adding lights to your video production is an easy way to greatly improve overall quality. While the idea of lighting can seem overwhelming or complicated – it isn’t. This two-part course covers various light options, proper placement, and basic troubleshooting tips.

About this instruction

In part one we cover several different types of lights and the challenges with each. Some are inexpensive and easily purchased, while others are a bit costly but have more flexibility. Regardless of the lights you use, there are a few basics to be aware of, including placement, light bulb color (temperature), and light strength.

In part two, we look at a basic three-point light set up. While there isn't one perfect way to set up lights, we walk through various options and show you the results. And, we talk about how to make the best use of natural light. At the end of the video, we cover some basic troubleshooting tips, like fixing glare on eye glasses.  

Information22 min

  • Content
  • Video: Types of Lights to Use 6 min
  • Video: Three-Point Lighting & Other Tips 9 min
  • Resources and Downloads 4 min
  • Quiz
  • Check Your Knowledge 3 min
  • Once You're Finished with the Course
  • Feedback - Tell Us What You Think
  • Recommended Courses & Return to Course Catalog

About this instruction

In part one we cover several different types of lights and the challenges with each. Some are inexpensive and easily purchased, while others are a bit costly but have more flexibility. Regardless of the lights you use, there are a few basics to be aware of, including placement, light bulb color (temperature), and light strength.

In part two, we look at a basic three-point light set up. While there isn't one perfect way to set up lights, we walk through various options and show you the results. And, we talk about how to make the best use of natural light. At the end of the video, we cover some basic troubleshooting tips, like fixing glare on eye glasses.  

Information22 min

  • Content
  • Video: Types of Lights to Use 6 min
  • Video: Three-Point Lighting & Other Tips 9 min
  • Resources and Downloads 4 min
  • Quiz
  • Check Your Knowledge 3 min
  • Once You're Finished with the Course
  • Feedback - Tell Us What You Think
  • Recommended Courses & Return to Course Catalog