Stanley Kubrick: Practical Lighting

by Entertain The Elk

Kubrick’s style is recognizable thanks to his signature use of several techniques that spanned his filmmaking career, including zooms, symmetrical framing, tracking shots and vibrant color palettes. In this video essay, Entertain The Elk highlights one of Kubrick’s less frequently noted stylistic traits, his tendency to use practical lighting—lights contained within the frame of a scene—as opposed to the three point lighting system utilized in Classic Hollywood films.


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Stanley Kubrick

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