A lighting director shows some of the techniques he uses to light a person on TV.

This clip is from:
Science Clips, Light and Shadows
First broadcast:
10 October 2007

Could be used when looking at light and dark and to link learning across the curriculum by inspiring visually creative artwork. You could show the clip as a starting point for a discussion about how light and darkness are being exploited in films to create an atmosphere or induce a feeling. You could show stills from the 1922 film 'Nosferatu', eg one of the Nosferatu shadow on the wall or of his face and invite the children to comment on the effect of light and shadow. You could show a painting by an artist experimenting with light and shadow, eg Rembrandt's self-portrait to demonstrate that this topic has always been of great interest in art. Perhaps invite the children to create a self-portrait on black paper concentrating on where the light falls.