In this blog will be about the visual skills we learnt.

Visual Skills:

How to light a scene?

To light a scene, you can do it in different kind of ways such as:

  • Natural lighting
  • Three point lighting
  • Tungsten lighting
  • LED
  • Flood

Lighting techniques:

Lighting aesthetics

Responsibility of the lighting director or director of photography

“Painting with light” – part of narratives design

Uses of light:

  • Guide our attention
  • Mood
  • Illumination
  • Texture and shape

Types of shadows:

  • Attached (connected to the character)
  • Cast

4 major features of filmic lighting: (Film art by Bordwell and Thompson)

Quality :

  • Hard – clearly defined shadows / light dark areas
  • Soft – Diffused illumination, soft shadows and indirect¬†indistinct lighting
  • Harsh – Extreme differences between light and dark areas and high contrasted image


  • Frontal
  • Side
  • Back
  • Under
  • Top


  • Artificial – bulbs, glow sticks, diodes and other man made lighting
  • Natural – sunlight, moonlight, fire and other sources


Apparent colour – colour as observed by human eyes

Colour temp – colour based on the temperature against a black background represented in K (degrees of Kelvin) –

Tungsten – 3600 k

Daylight – 5600 k

Fluorescent – 5400 k

White balance –

Three Point Lighting –

Social Media Analysis:


I got 4 verified accounts following me, and I have 41 followers.

Updated Followers: 30th of January 2017 – 125 since last checked.

Since last week, I gained around 50 followers on Twitter and I also spoke to some of my favourite Youtuber filmmakers. I wanted to test using Twitter professionally as well as adding a spark of my personality into my creative Twitter, and that managed to work. So, since a week when starting it I only had 20 to 40 followers and then, after following and tweaking up my profile a bit it got a bit more recognition. I also changed my bio and added my business email, and that seems to be helping!


On Instagram, I haven’t gained as much as I’m still struggling with being able to upload my films and work onto there.

Visual Task:

The image must demonstrate your understanding of 3 point lighting

3 images from films (lighting analysis) :








Blue is the warmest colour







Let it be – Bertie Gilbert (2016)


The light throughout the whole film is yellow hues, and grey hues which represents the characters feelings for example the character called “Death”. Within the film, a bunch of emotions are created and it goes from grey used in natural lighting to going to the party where all the emotions of the characters are all over the place. The director wanted to achieve that the characters feelings have more meaning behind their action, for example Death trying to kill their dog to symbolise meaning to someone is going to die. There’s also meaning to why it was called Let It Be, and the symbolism of the early and later music and the meaning of death and the tones get more yellow hued when death is occurring.

To recreate the photo (task 2) –


Reflection for the photo:

From this task, I would of added more of an orange hue and make it more intense, so you can see that there’s a sense of emotion since the film is very metaphorical and the character death is more into the lime light in a creepish beautifully made way. So, in the future if I use similar lighting to the one I wanted to achieve I would use more lights and use yellow tones instead of orange tones to make the yellow come through instead.

Our photos from task 1¬†¬†–

Reflection for the photos:

From the first task, we had to go and test different lighting using indoor and outdoor lighting while using other lights too to emphasise the image we wanted to create which were simple, but effective. We did this using three point lighting in different ways by changing the angles in the first 3 pictures by making the light pointing directly more bright and make the lighting quite harsh so you can see every detail in the 3 photos.

Then we used 3 point lighting in a different way in the second row of photos where we made the first light which was pointed directly in front of Lydia, and then the other lights we used were from the side were dimmed down, so harsh lighting couldn’t come into the face of Lydia. The last photos we used natural lighting, and 3 lights but we made them very bright while using the yellow gel and the light reflector to make the main focus on my face be more clearer and soft rather than harsh.

Overall reflection: