While we’re staying home to help flatten the curve, let’s make sure we still have the “chops” when this is all over! Every week on Monday we will give you a challenge to complete or tryout and we can feature them in a playlist on youtube.
You don’t need the best equipment to complete these challenges, use what you have! (iPhone to RED cameras, flashlights to light kits, use what you have!) On that note, we’re asking you only to film subjects you have access to at home. That can be anyone you live with, yourself, or even still life subjects!
This week, we’re challenging you to practice your lighting setups. We have three options, choose one you’re into or tackle all three!
- Film a character lit by a single light source from below. Tell us a scary story as if you’re around a campfire or at a sleepover, or as if you’re amusing yourself in the mirror (you know you do it). This could be a flashlight, camp fire, whatever was glowing from the brief case in Pulp Fiction, etc. Be creative!
- Let’s use some of that natural light that is plentiful in AZ.! Windows can be a beautiful source of light. Show us someone thinking by a window. Are they happy, stressed, hungry and waiting for dinner? who knows but man the sun/moon light makes them shine!
- Let’s practice the art of 3 point lighting. Get those key, fill, and back light setups balanced and dialed in. We want the subject to shine when they answer the tough questions about where the billion dollars went, or how they saved the cat from a tree, or math…yeah, that’s hard too.
Once you finish your video, you can upload it to YouTube and let us know the link and we’ll put it in our YouTube playlist. OR, share the video file with firstname.lastname@example.org via Google Drive and we’ll upload it to our YouTube and add it to the playlist.
This is a fun challenge just meant to help get some of those creative juices flowing. Please continue to follow social distancing rules. Your health is the utmost of importance, obvi.
We’ll ask some of our favorite submissions how they did it and give them some exposure too! Have fun shooting, friends.