A light which is generally mounted behind a subject to light the subject's hair and shoulders without illuminating a subject's front. (Lighting)
A light used in filming traditionally placed behind the subject\/character at a top left\/top right angle. This set-up helps to separate your subject\/character from the background.
A light mounted behind a subject to illuminate their hair and shoulders without affecting their front.

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