Lighting Tech Tips: Household Lightbulb – Russell Carpenter, ASC

While it’s easy to get caught up in the latest and greatest lighting gear, understanding the basics of using even simple illumination tools to set a mood and help tell your story is the cornerstone of fine cinematography.

In this short clip, Oscar-winning cinematographer Russell Carpenter, ASC (True Lies, Titanic, Ant-Man, Parched) demonstrates how even a single bare household bulb can be used to create dramatic lighting effects through simple manipulation.

Russell Carpenter, ASC conducted his lighting demo at the Mole-Richardson Stages.
Russell Carpenter, ASC conducted his lighting demo at the Mole-Richardson Stages.




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