Video Lighting

Lighting is one of the most important factors when creating a video. Without good light, a video will often come out looking dull and grainy even if you're using a high-quality professional camcorder.

Things to consider

White balance

Set the "White Balance" on the camera - every time you're in a new room or the lighting changes. This setting tells your camera what the color "white" looks like in the room and will automatically adjust to properly match other colors. To learn how to set the "White Balance" on a camera, click here.

Multiple light sources

Use lighting from two to three sources so light is uniformly dispersed over the scene. Generally, ensure that background lighting is not brighter than the foreground.