Light inspires, creates atmospheres, feelings and even pleasure. Light plays a major role particularly in movies – the Hollywood director Lennart Ruff is also well aware of that fact. Find out more about the new culture of light in Lennart’s personal »story about light«.

Light in film – a secret leading character

Ever since pictures have started to move, film has dramatically changed: First there was sound, then color and nowadays film is an integral part of our daily lives – and a stand-alone art form. As is the case with so many types of art, film depends on the use of the most different stylistic elements.

Although light has never won an Oscar, it does play a significant role in film. It is used as a stylistic element to illuminate scenes and make them appear real. But it also serves as a way of creating emotions – whether by »keeping the audience in the dark« to lend an air of suspense to a scene or by bathing it in warm light to create a sensual atmosphere.

»Film is one of the most powerful art forms when it comes to creating feelings. And of course light is a very large part of that.«

Lennart Ruff
Lennart Ruff directed a film for Occhio about Mito and in an interview, he revealed how moving pictures can inspire people and the role light plays for him in this process.


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