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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The T-1 delaying takeoff, the strong wind out of the northwest, the low-key traffic, and the comms confusion with tower all came together.
Mr Obama played host to the Dalai Lama on Thursday, but kept the get-together off-camera and low-key in an attempt to avoid inflaming tensions with China.
Published in the May 15 issue of NeuroImage, the study found that the frontal and temporal cortex--those regions of the brain associated with attention and memory--were more active when participants were watching low-key public service announcements compared to more dramatic, attention-grabbing ads.
"So he decided he wanted to keep it very low-key without all the media attention of last year."
Lake Las Vegas-a three-year-old resort made up of luxury residences, condominium-hotels, an upscale village, and two flagship hotels-is a low-key alternative to the Strip.
The senior Paul R was his usual accessible low-key self, which is admirable in anyone who has raised millions for charities like the National Hispanic Scholarship Fund despite being thrown out of the White House and having been banned from the Tonight Show.
Then there's average, boring Cassie, two years from teendom, who prefers to live low-key with no special talents, and claims she's the only normal seed in the Strange household.
The expulsions, which began in mid-October, were kept low-key for fear of endangering two French hostages in Iraq, reports the Associated Press.
SCOTS supermodel Honor Fraser tied the knot in a low-key ceremony at Gretna Green - just hours after officials swooped to arrest an illegal immigrant bridegroom and his best man.
Presented by Oxford bishop Richard Harries, the guide led to two hours of debate that was, according to some synod members, more low-key than previous synod debates on the subject.
The 29-year-old Cardiff City midfielder is set to earn his fourth cap in tonight's low-key friendly with Canada - four years after his first.
In recent months, however, Taylor's Treasury defenders have begun what amounts to a kind of low-key counter-attack.
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