Advanced Lighting Workshop
Master the practicalities of lighting using key tools available to a cinematographer.
What you can learn.
- Gain access to industry standard lighting tools such as filters and gels
- Practice a variety of exterior and interior lighting situations
- Review color theory as it applies to lighting sessions
- Solve problems often encountered with lighting on film and television sets
About this course:A practical workshop in creating a look and executing a vision through cinematography by using the key tools that are available to the director of photography. Remote instruction will be applied through project work that challenges you through practical application. The course covers a variety of lighting situations (including exterior and interior lighting) through lectures and discussion, lighting demonstrations, and specific assignments, including problems often encountered in film and television production. Instruction also includes a review of color and exposure theory for advanced application in cinematic lighting.
Summer 2020 Schedule
Hybrid courses have both regular remote meeting times and online instruction. Click “See Details” for more information.
Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required. Materials required.
This course will consist of live lectures and discussion on Zoom as well as significant time spent on practical application through guided projects done on your own time. A camera and light meter are required for this course, but additional gear is strongly recommended in order to get the full value of the course.
- Video camera or DSLR / Mirrorless camera with video capabilities - full manual control over iris, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance; at least Micro Four Thirds size sensor
- Professional light meter with incident metering mode, recommended with spot metering function. Minimum suggested: Sekonic L-398A Studio Deluxe ($200 Amazon, cheaper used). Recommended: Sekonic L-858 (new $600) or L-758, L-608, L-508 (old stock/used). When used, make sure it’s professionally calibrated - Quality Light Metric in Hollywood is recommended
Strongly Recommended Materials:
- 2- or 3-point lighting kit with hard (focusable) and soft units, gels, and expendables. Recommendations to be announced.
- Basic photo/video tripod or other camera support