How to Create a Fire Effect on an Actor’s Face with Film Lights

woman holding candle using film lights to make flame

We’ve all seen it…an actor’s face lit by a dancing flame. The flame flickers a warm, soft glow. But is it really a flame doing the work? Not necessarily. As we mentioned in our Ultimate Guide to Film Lights, you can use candles or a fire as a practical light in a scene. More commonly, […]

The 25 Best Film Lighting Books for 2020

books on using film lights and cinematography

Reading books on film lighting and cinematography is an amazing way to learn the skills you need for lighting your next film project. Nothing beats actually doing the work, but learning from the masters will give you a solid foundation. Reading and learning from a book, then going and trying to do what you just […]

4 Cinematic Lighting Techniques Explained

The Victory Studios team created a video with a quick rundown of how to light your film to achieve a number of cinematic lighting effects for your next film project. They put together four different shots to illustrate different lighting techniques, and break down what went into creating those shots. We covered many of these […]