How to Create Fake Fire Through Creative Lighting

Fire will always be something that evokes feelings of excitement, dread, and more, making it a fantastic dramatic tool in short films, wedding videos, and more. But of course, you can't just go around lighting fires wherever and whenever you want, so this great video will show you how you can convincingly fake it with your lighting.

Coming to you from Aputure, this awesome video will show you how to fake the look of fire with your lighting. Fire will always be a great tool for creating drama or excitement. However, recreating the look is about way more than just slapping an orange gel on the front of your light. Probably the trickiest part is that fire flickers, and recreating those random variations in intensity is key to a realistic result. As you will also notice, you still have to consider the size of the source as you would with any other lighting scenario. Are you emulating the look of a small candle or a full house fire? How intense is the blaze and how close is the subject to it? It is certainly a fun and interesting effect to recreate! Check out the video above for the full rundown.

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Rhonald Rose's picture

That's 11 articles within 12 hours, impressive :-)

Alex Cooke's picture

Why thank you! :)

Rhonald Rose's picture

Well, I run out of steam after one article in 2 days and so it's impressive.