As our summer animation contest Darkness and Light comes to a close, it's time for a look back at what brickfilmers have achieved in lighting and cinematography over the years, and explore some possibilities for the future!
It can be easy to fall into the trap of settling for flat, evenly exposed lighting on your film, regardless of the content of its story. There is a a place for high-key lighting, but with the advent of DSLRs, high quality webcams, and instant online HD video publishing, making sure that everything can be seen clearly in your finished film isn't the challenge it used to be.
The exciting thing about these advances is that they open up opportunities to explore bold, creative lighting design in our films. We can use multiple light sources with color and careful composition to paint with light, much like a live action cinematographer does.