In cinematography, available light or ambient light refers to any source of light that is not explicitly supplied by the filmier for the purpose of shooting footage. The term usually refers to sources of light that are already available naturally. The use of available light may pose a challenge for cineast. The brightness and direction of the light is often not adjustable, except perhaps for indoor lighting. This will limit the selection of shooting speeds, and may require the use of shades or reflectors to manipulate the light. It can also influence the time, location, and even orientation of the film shoot to obtain the desired lighting conditions. Levels of ambient light are most frequently considered relative to additional lighting used as fill light, in which case the ambient light is normally treated as the key light. The relative intensity of ambient light and fill light is known as the lighting ratio, an important factor in calculating contrast in the finished image.
Video is getting more and more an important means of communication. With a normal/simple camcorder/mobile-phone everybody can make interesting video's. Making a better video is a complete different story. Not because of technical difficulties, lack of experience or expensive devices, it is mere the creative idea or the ideal story, basic technics and a perfect finishing. I am a Dutch amateurfilmer and homevideo enthusiast. The majority of thesefilms on this site are samples of my short videos, editedwith iMovie and compressed with Quicktime. Play-QUALITY and Speed can be obtained by choosing and using Quicktime. Unfortunately, flash is not always playable, or in a much smaller size and sometimes does't produce sound. During downloading or watching you can read the corresponding texts and movie-related tips and techniques. One can think of digital storytelling as the modern extension of the ancient art of storytelling, now interwoven with digitized still and moving images and sound. Thanks to new media and digital technologies, individuals can approach storytelling from unique perspectives. Many people use elaborate non-traditional story forms, such as non-linear. Any use of copyrighted images, music or texts on this website is accidental, and any such material will be promptly removed upon notification from the copyright holder. This show is frequently changing, so checkback for updates. Enjoy