How to light a night scene quick and easy!

Today I have a fun tutorial for you that will show you some quick and easy cinematography techniques. In the video I talk about lighting, camera composition and also set dressing plus how to enhance the shot using some very quick VFX.

Here is the video tutorial

As you can see, I only use 1 practical light as the key light. It happens to be an oil lamp but in your case you can use a candle, torch maybe even a flashlight. Other than that I use 2 lights to show a bit of the environment plus to help separate the actress from the background. Both of those lights happen to be from Aperture but you can use any light really. If you do want to see all the gear I used in this example then follow the links below. One really great addition to any filmmaker these days is to have a solar generator. Especially the larger one I own which is the Inergy Apex. This thing is a monster and will power your lights for hours. I also provide a link to where you can get it plus a 20% discount code.

Gear I used in this video:
➡Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K:
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➡Aputure Light Storm LS 1c LED Light
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➡Aputure LS C120D II
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Adorama https://adorama.rfvk.net/9jjv5
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➡Aputure Light Dome II
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Adorama https://adorama.rfvk.net/5DDO2
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➡Inergy Apex Portable Lithium Solar Generator 1100Wh
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Save 20% with discount code: ANTOSFILM

➡400Wh Portable Lithium Solar Generator Power Station
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B&H has a similar one to the one I use https://bhpho.to/2Nx2vvL
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I did the fireflies using this After Effects preset https://creationeffects.com/swarms.html

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The opinions expressed in this video were not influenced by or paid for by any outside individual or company. I use and test lots of products that are sent to me or that I buy myself. In the end, I only talk about the products that I find interesting.

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