Lighting of Film Noir

cropped-crippled-film-noir.jpgThe lighting of film noir has been the most influential element of the grim, low-lit film movement of the 1940’s. Although noir films may be a thing of the past, their distinct lighting techniques continue to be employed by countless directors.

Come with me on a journey of self-discovery through the many aspects of lighting in film noir. Our journey will include sections on high contrast lighting with shadows, low key lighting through the use of props, key lights, fill light, and lighting in The Maltese Falcon.

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