Microphones, lights, and cameras —the trifecta of good video creation.
But this time, we’re focusing on lighting and all the amazing things it can do for your videos.
Here’s the thing about lighting, it doesn’t just affect picture quality. It also sets the mood and tone for any video you’re creating.
So, if you’re looking for pointers on how to use camera lighting to your advantage, this episode of The Visual Lounge is a good place to start.
Matt Pierce, TechSmith’s Learning and Video Ambassador, delves into everything you need to know, from using natural and artificial lighting to how to get good lighting on a budget. It’s an episode packed with useful information that’ll bring you one step closer to mastering video lighting.
Learning points from the episode include:
00:04 - 01:25 Intro
01:26 - 02:30 Why lighting is the number 2 thing to consider in video creation
02:31 - 06:02 How lighting affects picture quality
06:03 - 08:44 What happens when you have too much light
08:45 - 10:13 Finding the right lighting balance
10:14 - 13:34 What to do without lights
13:35 - 14:26 Why it’s better to use natural light in gloomy weather
14:27 - 15:11 Tips for using windows as a source of light
15:12 - 17:10 Matt explains color temperature
17:11 - 18:16 How to match color
18:17 - 23:11 How to direct lights in different environments
23:12 - 25:19 Figuring out your lighting on a budget
25:20 - 27:43 Matt’s take on ring lights
27:44 - 32:51 How to make your lighting work better using diffusion
32:52 - 36:26 Adding color to your lighting
36:27 - 37:58 The role of lighting in the grand scheme of video making