The 6th C of Cinematography
It has been professed that there are 5 C's in the art of Cinematography.
1. Camera Angle
4. Close Ups
In the example below, comprised of footage, which I have shot over the years, and what might seem completely random and possessing a wide gamut of style and genre. Yet, and perhaps, debatable of course, I cut them for a demo, and by golly there is continuity. But there is also the important 6th C of cinematography, which I have professed for years, and that 6th C would be:
Contrast, that is right! The basis of lighting: key, rim and fill. How much in ratio? a fine balance, achieved to this day, in the day of WYSWYG lighting with a Light meter. Contrast, the 6th C, Like story telling itself, which is driven by conflict are one in the same in my mind. Like a great meal, made with the best spices, use accordingly, sparsely or in generous proportions. Either way you blend it, the 6th C of cinematography really is Contrast!