Key Light

Technology / Television (TV) / Key Light: In the three-point lighting system, the main source of illumination and the most intense light on the set. It is normally positioned above the actor's head, and several feet in front of him or her.

Other Words for Key

Key Noun Synonyms: latchkey, skeleton key, passkey, opener
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Other Words for Light

Light Adjective Synonyms: ignite, set alight, set or put a match to, kindle, burn, touch off, set fire to, fire
Light Verb Synonyms: turn on, switch on, put on
Light Noun Synonyms: illumination, brightness, daylight, lamplight, candlelight, firelight, gaslight, torchlight, starlight, moonlight, sunlight, gegenschein, counterglow
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Fill Light

Entertainment / Photography / Fill Light: Source of illumination that lightens shadows. See fill-in. MORE

Low-Key Lighting

Technology / Television (TV) / Low-Key Lighting: A lighting style wherein the key light is so much more intense than the fill light that there is a high contrast between bright and dark areas. The bright areas are especially bright and the dark area MORE

Three-Point Lighting

Technology / Television (TV) / Three-Point Lighting: An aesthetic convention in which an actor or object is lit from three sources or points of light of varying intensity. There is one main source of illumination (key light), one source filling shadows MORE

High-Key Lighting

Technology / Television (TV) / High-Key Lighting: A lighting style in which the ratio in intensity of key light to fill light is small. The result is an evenly lit set, with a low contrast between the bright and dark areas of the set. MORE

Lighting Color

Technology / Television (TV) / Lighting Color: Light may be 'colored' by placing a filter or gelatin in front of a light source. MORE

Lighting

Entertainment / Literature / Lighting: The placement, type, direction, and brightness or dimness of lights used on stage. Often lighting can establish mood, highlight specific characters, actions, or scenes, or serve symbolic purposes. MORE

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