Thursday, February 25, 2016

Three Point Lighting Exercise

The three point lighting technique has long been a mainstay of photography, videography and film. It involves the use of three strategically situated lights to create the best possible image of a subject, often a person. See diagram below to show where the three lights should be placed.

My television production/editing students study three point lighting. I like to give them a hands-on (and lights on!) project so they can set up the lights and take photographs to show the changes made by the use of the key, fill and back lights.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

"Five Questions" Interview Project

My "Advanced Television Production and Editing" students are shooting and editing a little assignment I call "Five Questions." In teams, the students take turns interviewing, being interviewed and shooting the brief Q&A segments.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Super Bowl Predictions by Javonte Neal

S.C. State communications Javonte Neal produced this excellent person on the street (POS) report, asking students and faculty who they like in the upcoming Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos. Perhaps not surprisingly given our Carolina Connection, the Panthers are a unanimous choice among those interviewed by Javonte.

Super Bowl 50 will air on CBS this Sunday at 6:30 p.m.