Basic video lighting of subjects involves a key light, a fill light and a back light

From time to time, it’s nice to revisit the basics of lighting with videographers. This nice, quick video focuses on 3-point lighting and some variations you can use with it to get the effect you are going for.

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Aaron is in his 26th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He is the 2023 JEA Teacher Inspiration Award Winner and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on X and Instagram @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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