Don’t be left in the dark – use these simple tricks to shine a light and spotlight on your company!

Baerclaw Productions

Light it right to make it right! In the production business, the basic lighting set up that we use when interviewing someone inside is called three-point lighting. We’ll set up a light bank on each side of the person that we are going to interview and then hang one light over the top of them called a back light. Chances are you don’t have the same lighting equipment that we do here at Baerclaw Productions, but you can still get close enough to make your videos look good by using this simple trick. Put two lamps about three to four feet from the person that you want to interview about half way between you and them. Take the lamp shades off and put a 60-watt bulb in one and a 40-watt bulb in the other. Then use one of the overhead lights in your office and put a chair just in front of that and have the person that you want to interview sit down in the chair. What you will end up with is one side of their face will be slightly brighter than the other side and there will be a little light on the top of their head and light on their shoulders. Hit record and you’re all set to go! There are also some other things that you should think about before doing an interview including windows and the blinds in the office. If you’d like to know our suggestions about those or have questions and need help getting started, call us at Baerclaw Productions and let us share our knowledge with you and prove that we are YOUR Resource For ALL Things Video!