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Setting the Mood with Light

The way in which light creates highlights and shadows is perhaps the most important aspect of setting the mood and atmosphere in a scene.

Likeable characters tend to have well lit faces with glinting eyes, while sinister characters have dark unfilled eyes and faces.

Using under exposure tends to add drama and mystery to a scene, while over exposure can be used to show the situation as very peaceful.

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