HOW TO LIGHT VIDEOS
Master a three-light setup for indoor interviews
1 POSITION YOUR SUBJECT
Ask your subject to sit down and frame up the shot for your footage first. You’ll be positioning three continuous light sources (these could be LEDs).
2 TURN ON KEY LIGHT
Position the main light, the brightest of the three you are using, behind the camera and facing your subject, above their eye level.
3 ADD FILL LIGHT
Position a light to the side of your subject at a 45-degree angle, to fill in shadows on their face. Set the intensity to around half that of the key light.
4 ADD BACK LIGHT
Position another light behind your subject out of shot, outlining their head and creating separation between them and the background.
5 CHECK THE VIEW
Use Live View to check the lighting effect. Tweak the white balance, angle and position of lights, and ratio of power between the three lights.
6 ADD ACCESSORIES
To modify the setup before you start rolling the camera, you could add in a reflector or diffuser, or attach coloured gels over the light sources.