Learn the basics of three point lighting and some of the tools for shooting Film Noir so you can start to analyse the look of films shot in this unique style. Then apply your knowledge to making your very own film noir.
These cynical and pessimistic films from the 1930s and '40s touched a nerve in Americans. Historians link the genre's overriding paranoia to Cold War-related angst over the nuclear threat and the Hollywood blacklist. In addition, a cinematographer demonstrates the creation of noir lighting, which gave films their peculiar look and emphasized the themes of corruption and urban decay.