So, you want to try rack focusing with a follow focus unit but you have no idea what any of that means. How do you set them up? How do they even work? Worry not! I’m here to help you navigate these murky waters so you can come out looking sharp.
Using only 3 lights, I’ll demonstrate how to set up for 3 popular lighting styles for interviews. I’ve done a lot of experimenting, especially with limited resources. This guide will hopefully help you gain confidence to create an appropriate lighting design for different moods and small locations. By no means will this be an exhaustive masterclass, but I’ll outline some tips, tricks and observations that I’ve developed over years of pointing cameras at faces.