I have a recording of an event. It's near perfect except for on the majority of the video the bright light used to light the lecturn was too bright for filming and therefore catches the speakers when they step into the lighted area. Can someone advise the best method of reducing brightness in selected parts of a clip. For example reducing light on the head/forehead/hair. Any help or advise is much appreciated.
You have a few different options in Premiere.
Only the Luma Corrector, RGB Corrector, and Three-WayColor Corrector effects
let you apply adjustments to a specific tonal range.
If it's a worst-case lighting scenario that you are trying to fix,
you will have more flexibility and available tools in After Effects.