DIY Scrim/Butterfly/lighting diffuser

Have you ever noticed how the lighting of a scene will change from shot to shot in a movie? In a scene that takes place outdoors on a sunny day, look at how the shadows change–particularly on the actors’ faces. In the wide, long shot, the faces are in direct sunlight and partially shadowed. However, in the close-up, the face is completely shadowed and perfectly, evenly lit. Faces look good without hard shadows. It’s a more cinematic look than having half of the face in the sun, overexposed, and half shadowed, underexposed.

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