Basic Lighting Tips

Three point lighting is the most common structure for cinematic lighting in film history. Everywhere we look, we see three point lighting being used on movies both big and small budget. Not everyone uses three point lighting the same way, but nearly every light placement can fit into one of the three placements of three point lighting. Knowing the basics of three point lighting will help you to better understand film lighting as a whole, and strengthen your ability to communicate your cinematic vision! Today on 4 Minute Film School, we go over the fundamentals of three point lighting and show you how you can take your footage to the next level, using these basic tips.


In this video, Miko will teach you some lighting basics which covers the direction of light and the use of colors to make your videos more interesting. Also, he will be covering how he lights his YouTube videos using a key light, fill light, background light, and practical lights.