Shape Your Light! 5 Ways to Use Barndoors

Shape Your Light! 5 Ways to Use Barndoors

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Lighting a scene well is important for achieving a professional, cinematic look. But taking it a step further and shaping & sculpting that light helps to create depth and add drama to your lighting setup, creating a more refined cinematic look.

While flags are a great way to shape your light, sometimes film and television sets require quicker setup times. In scenarios like these, barn doors are a great alternative for helping shape your light and making your image look more cinematic.

In today’s episode of Ask Aputure, Benny from the A-Team walks us through five creative lighting techniques that utilize barn doors for all types of scenes. Use some of these more advanced lighting techniques to help polish your look and take your cinematography to the next level.

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Filmmaker Benjamin Berg explains five creative cinematic lighting techniques that utilize barn doors. These five cinematic lighting techniques will help on any film or photography shoot that needs more dramatic looks. Aputure’s YouTube channel provides free high quality cinematography, lighting, and filmmaking educational content to help you take your film projects to the next level.