I chose a music video for this post. The video for The Lumineers song "Ho Hey!" made use of their lighting in a way that produced moving and unique effects. The scene takes place in a seemingly abandoned building with lights hung from all around to give the feeling of a different era.
Lighting was used very intentionally in this production to create a desired feeling when watching this video. They chose to light from all around the subjects, which for the most part created a moderately slow falloff to make the subjects seem warmer. Some shots, however, used more shadows to create dimension and texture.The choice they made to light from all around was a use of chairoscuro lighting that made the lighting feel more organic. While watching this, I felt that I was seeing all of the lights that they used to light the production, while I'm sure they used some additional lights to produce those desired effects. They also used the directional function of chairoscuro lighting in order to help guide the viewer's attention to the confetti that was coming from above. This emphasis, in my opinion, created warmth and joy in this production. In that way, they also communicated the emotional function of happiness and joy throughout those lighting choices. They also chose to use silhouette lighting to establish intensity in the beginning of the music video with the lead singer walking towards the camera with the light coming through the door from behind him.
The lighting choices in this production were used in a meaningful way to make lighting into a character in this scene. The lighting they choose very specifically chose to emphasize certain elements of the scene in order to emphasize the look of joy on an individual's face or the falling of confetti from the ceiling. The lighting decisions perfectly paired with their costuming choices to give the effect of an old time setting, perhaps the earlier part of the 20th century. The creative choices made this video aesthetically interesting to watch and I feel that they produced the desired effect well.