Low-Key Lighting


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Low-Key Lighting

In film, lighting that provides contrast between the light and dark areas of a scene, creating the impression of shadow. It is used to create the mood of suspense or mystery and may be used in marketing campaigns.
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This tantalising story about a boy who discovers a decrepit tramp with wings lurking amongst the clutter in the derelict garage of his family's new home is given an atmospheric treatment with Jacqueline Trousdale's spectacular tip of a set, complemented by Jason Taylor's low-key lighting.
The atmosphere was relaxed and deceptively informal, with low-key lighting and dancers wearing socklets and casually sporty costumes of muted blue.
In a clever image of some future de-powered age, the distinctly low-key lighting is apparently powered by the performers peddling bicycles or cranking other low-tech devices.
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