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Successful filmmakers all over the world consider lighting to be a primary tool in visual storytelling.
This is the most advanced lighting workshop for cinematographers, gaffers and freelance filmmakers who want to explore dramatic lighting techniques for feature films. Through lectures, screenings, and discussions, this class covers the importance of light in visual storytelling. Through hands-on exercises, the class tackles challenging lighting situations with a goal of achieving a specific visual aesthetic.
Students tackle creative and technical challenges of cinematography, learn how to scout a location, plan lighting requirements of a scene and how to work collaboratively as a film crew. Students light scenes with HMI, tungsten and fluorescent lights and use grip equipment to "shape the light" in a series of exercises. Students light a variety of interior and exterior residential and commercial spaces, car interiors, day and night street scenes, and dramatic situations with actors.
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- Ellen Phillips, Chicago, IL
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- Dave McGrath, New York, NY
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- Brian Williams, Nashville, TN