Learn the basics of lighting for film and video production through lectures and demonstrations of theory and lighting techniques.

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Note: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform.
Class meets on a Saturday, Sep 30 from 12-5pm ET.

Learning how to properly light spaces and subjects is an essential part of the creation of any film or video project. Through lectures and demonstrations of theory and lighting techniques, students will learn how to best use natural and artificial light to tell their stories.

Instructor David Martinez shows online students how to light using Quasar linear LEDs.
Through practical demonstrations, online students are shown the varying types of lighting techniques and how to best use natural and artificial light to tell their stories.

This 1-day workshop is a great foundation for learning lighting techniques in an array of different types of film production, including commercials, interviews, documentaries, and narrative films.

Students are able to interact with their instructor online, asking questions and learning as a group.

Topics include:

  • Cinematography and lighting depth cues
  • Quality of light
  • Types of light sources
  • 4 Elements of lighting
  • Lighting breakdown
  • Mixing color temperature & color schemes
  • Flagging, shaping, and cutting light
  • Diffusion
  • Motivated vs Stylized

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David Martinez

Instructor: David Martinez

David Martinez is a producer and cinematographer originally from Puerto Rico. He is better known for his cinematic approach to visual storytelling through reactive camera work.

Since completing the Cinematography Intensive program at Maine Media Workshops in 2014, David has been working as a cinematographer and colorist on a wide variety of projects. His immersion in film productions, both in the camera department as well as the post-production department, has given him a great perspective on the relationship between the creative and technical aspects of visual storytelling.

As a media producer, his clients include The New York Times, United Nations, Universal Music, Warner Music, McKinsey & Company, and Volvo. David has been teaching workshops at Maine Media since 2016 and he also conducted a series of lighting workshops for Pixar Animation Studios in 2022.