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Magic Hour in Somewhere in Time

Master magic hour lighting while you analyze its role in the movie Somewhere in Time


Magic hour, also known as golden hour, is a time of day highly sought after by cinematographers when they want to create a beautiful, dreamy look on film or video.

In this online mini course with Chicago Movie Tours, you'll learn:

  • how to define magic hour

  • how to recognize magic hour cinematography onscreen

  • why filmmakers seek out this form of natural lighting

  • how it functions in Somewhere in Time (1980), a romantic drama filmed partially in Chicago

This mini course is part of Chicago Movie Tours' series Film 101, Chicago Style.


Watch Full Virtual Tour (41 min.)

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