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12.31.2006

Assignment 3: Shadows Prove the Light

Purpose: To learn to control light so your images say what you want them to say.

Basis: How a scene is lit changes everything. Harsh shadows plunging to black makes things ominous and intense. Soft glowing faces evoke feelings of joy and comfort. Uniformly lit backgrounds betrays a student production. Whenever possible, when working on a dramatic piece, use lighting to help tell your tale. But to be able to do that, we need to learn to control the light you have.

Directions: Print and construct the White Cube. Place it on a black surface (table, t-shirt, box) in a room that you can get really dark. Using what lights you have, try to get three sides of the cube three different brightnesses on camera: White, gray, and almost black.

Post your video link in the comments section so everyone can see your work.

Looking Forward: Light is powerful, but so is music. Time to learn to control that as well.

What to Watch: "Field of View: The Warehouse" This is an incredible example of how lighting changes your film.

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16 comments :

DON DIAZ said...

http://youtu.be/lwLKMeJKxnA

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Ethan Hewson said...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-F3M4ZxmLI

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Elina Miyake said...

Hi Luke,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqDZuXC3BN4&feature=youtu.be

It was more difficult than I thought.. :0

Elina

Ethan Hewson said...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKIRTcbR4Qg
Here is my redone Assignment

Ethan

Anonymous said...

Hi Luke,

Here is my submission for assignment 3.
Thanks for the feed back
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiSnA-JJBQk&feature=youtu.be

Jacob Henson said...

here is my link to assignment 3.

http://youtu.be/_MqopR66CwI

Thomas Henson said...

Here is my assignment 3 link.

http://youtu.be/-tZX2UZ2Xkw

Nico Engelbrecht said...

Here's my Assignment 3: Shadows prove the light:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnSj6lfLy64

Nick Moore said...

Heres my Lesson 3
http://youtu.be/2jwxXlZW0Us

Jessica Mccrindle said...

Assignment#3: http://youtu.be/QWVNx1KTWvE

Brent Underwood said...

http://youtu.be/VTCxn31Jkvk

Assignment #3 posted

Brooklyn J said...

https://youtu.be/qRW2A1WyVAY
Assignment 3

Katie Mollineaux said...

Here is my third project! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p04SQ71_9mo

CWW said...

https://youtu.be/B-tGYUQTY1Y
assignment 3