Lighting has always been an important tool for all artists. This one-week workshop is for emerging filmmakers, cinematographers, video professionals and film school graduates who want to learn the fundamentals of film and video lighting. This class covers all of the equipment, safety procedures and production methods for narrative films, documentary interviews, and corporate and industrial videos.
Through screenings, lectures and demonstrations, students realize the creative possibilities of lighting. Students learn to use and manipulate natural and available light more effectively, and use tungsten, HMI, LED, and fluorescent lighting systems, along with grip equipment to shape, bounce and diffuse light. Hands-on exercises, including lighting portraits and close-ups, product still lifes, night exteriors and interiors, car interiors, and day for night, offer students the chance to learn the roles of a film crew. Level 1 students must take the Set Etiquette and Safety Crash Course before this workshop.
"I came out of this course with more than just knowledge but with training applicable to a real world career."
- Stewart Farmer, Philadelphia, PA
- Natan Schwartzman, Mexico City, Mexico
"When I arrived, I emptied my cup so it could be filled with knowledge. As I left, it was overflowing with a sense of knowledge and new friendships."
- Kai Jackson, Owings Mills, MD