What type of lighting is used for comedies? The High-Key Look
High-key lighting — when the frame is well-lit and bright — is a hallmark of comedy and variety films (see Bridesmaids in the thumbnail above). Even series comedies, like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, use high-key lighting to make their talent “pop,” portraying a somewhat idealized version of the world.
How do you light a comedy show?
Why do directors use high-key lighting? High-key lighting is a style of lighting for film, television, or photography that aims to reduce the lighting ratio present in the scene. This was originally done partly for technological reasons, since early film and television did not deal well with high contrast ratios, but now is used to suggest an upbeat mood.
How do you light up a scene?