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How to Film Comedy – Do’s and don’ts
Led by Peter Leverick
March 1 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Lighting plays a crucial role in creating the right atmosphere and mood for a comedy short film. In this workshop, we will explore the different lighting techniques and strategies that can be used to enhance the comedic elements of your film.
We will start by discussing the types of lighting that are best suited for comedy. Natural light and practical lighting, such as lamps and overhead lights, can be used to create a sense of realism and believability. On the other hand, creative lighting techniques, like backlighting and side lighting, can add depth and dimension to the scenes.
Next, we will delve into lighting for single and multiple-camera setups. If you’re using a single camera, you can use lighting to create depth and dimension. When using multiple cameras, it’s important to light each angle separately to ensure consistency and continuity. We will also explore how to use key lights, fill lights, and backlights to light different camera angles.
In addition, we will cover the do’s and don’ts of lighting for comedy. Some key things to keep in mind include using natural and practical lighting, creating depth and dimension, and using lighting effects to set the mood and atmosphere. On the other hand, things to avoid include using harsh lighting, overusing artificial light, and neglecting continuity and consistency.
By the end of the workshop, you will have a solid understanding of how lighting can enhance the comedic elements of your film. They will have the knowledge and skills to choose the right lighting techniques and strategies, light for single and multiple camera setups, and create the right atmosphere and mood for their comedy short film.