Motivated light

is when you have an on-screen light source which is "explaining" where all that light's coming from. In this case, it's a bit exaggerated as that one little lamp wouldn't be able to put out that kind of light, but it'll look nice on film.

  • jeff robinson 8y

    Nicely framed here. This is another one of those things that difficult to un-notice once you realize it's common practice. Must... forget...
  • monkeytime | brachiator 8y

    Very cool to see the set from a few steps back! Nice explanation. Although I suppose lighting is one of the core elements one has to suspend disbelief on, otherwise there'd be no film noir.

    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • Silvia Da Rocha 7y

    My, I'm learning a lot about film-making by looking through your photos.

    I really like this shot.
  • Holly Clark 7y

    you have the coolest job and u live in la...*sighs* trade lives with me please? lol
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Taken on February 16, 2007
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