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General Guidelines for Lighting > General Guidelines for Lighting - Pg. 53

Balance button. The camcorder responds by compensating for the dominant color in the light. The 45/45 Rule This lighting guideline suggests that the key light be at a 45-degree angle to the cam- era-subject line and at a 45-degree angle above the ground (see Figure 2-5). Figure 2-5: In professional movies--and very good amateur ones--the key light is usually positioned above and to one side of the subject. The fll light (Figure 2-5) is usually on the opposite side of the camera, so that it flls the shadows. The backlight is usually on the same side as the fll light. Video Lighting: A Crash Course Key light Subject 45° 45° Camera Key light