When to Choose Practical vs Movie Lights

Practical lights, movie lights, or a combination of both?

In the beginning, there was light. Without light – no shot, no scene, no film. Of course, we can also tell our stories in complete darkness, but that has little to do with movies. The visual medium needs visibility. Another question is: why don’t we just use practical lights instead of heavy lamps and bulky film fixtures? It would be so much easier production-wise! Cinematographer and educator Tal Lazar has not one, but a bunch of answers to this question in his latest MZed course “The Language of Lighting”. Let’s dive into his lesson, and establish when it’s okay to abandon movie lights and go solely for practicals.

Read full article at CineD - Practical Lights or Movie Lights? – How and Why to Use Them

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