REFLECTION #4 – Lighting

Question 8

  1. List the things that you learnt from this experience – this could be things that went well or not so well.

    Lenny: The Box (Monday 1230 Group 3) from s3359186 on Vimeo.

– The experience to do it in a limited amount of time really taught me about how little time you actually have. Although it was really good to gain the experience of being under the pump and thinking on your feet

– Pre-production lacked in the Lenny, and I feel it really shows. We didn’t have storyboards, an order or even plan – and I think this lost us a lot of time discussing what we should do.

– With my group – it was good to see how we worked together and how we are ‘on set’.

– With so many constraints it made the Lenny easier to shoot – just because we weren’t thinking of crazy ideas to do. It made us think more realistically and rationally.

REFLECTION #4 – Lighting

Question 7

  1. Please outline some points that you took away from the Lighting Lecture. Points that excite you, something that was completely new to you, perplexes you or even one you take issue with.

    Lighting is so essential to the production and the film. Lighting it something that HAS to be thought about. I have always felt I don’t have enough knowledge on lighting than I should. I find it so complex and hard to get it perfect – and even keep the same tonal light in each scene. Not having the same light can really break up a film take away from the realism.

    I would really love to work on it more. Because I do find it hard – but what I find most difficult is how you can’t particularly ‘pre-plan’ the lighting, because you never know what you are going to expect on the day. But I feel if you have a general knowledge of what to do, and plan the look that you want, then it can be made easy. It’s up to personal choice and preference – but it must not take away from the film.