Basic 3- Point Lightning

Basic 3- Point Lightning

 Three-point lightening is used in video production. The three lights are- Key, Fill and Back.

  1. Key Light– it is a main light on the subject. Due to the fact that there will be too much Shadow on the opposite side of the subject to the key light, a fill light must be introduced to even out the subject’s features. This is the primary light positioned behind the interviewer shoulder opposite to the camera, illuminates the subject face.


  1. Fill Light– this light fills the light in the shadow area and the darker area where the key light cannot reach.fill the shadow created by the Key Light so the light is even across the subject’s face.

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  1. Back Light – it illuminates the space behind the subject’s head so he or she stands out from the background.


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