Practical lighting is one of those film lighting terms that you hear often, but most beginners can find a bit confusing. In this film lighting tutorial, you’ll learn what practical lighting is, several ways you can use practicals, as well as David’s top 5 favourite practical lights that you can use to create a cinematic lighting setup.

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