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Environmental Lighting for Filmmakers: What is Light?

Environmental Lighting for Filmmakers: What is Light?

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As a filmmaker, you know how important it is to get your lighting right, but this can only really come from a good understanding of how light works. In this lesson, you’ll learn how light reacts when it’s reflected or transmitted by different sources—this should help you make sound equipment decisions in the field.

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