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, Jan 13 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.

Past 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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Instructor: Justyn T Davis

Justyn T Davis is an award-winning Lighting Designer and Union Gaffer. Since 2017 he has guest lectured and taught at NYU Tisch Graduate School. He is calm, patient, and enthusiastic about filmmaking.

His Gaffer credits include The Last O.G., The Central Park Five, Ode to Joy, and many more films and episodic series. His credits as Bestboy Electric and Electrician include Blackkklansman, The Informer,  Quantico, and much more.

Justyn is also an experienced lighting designer who has worked on a wide variety of projects. Some of his lighting designer credits include Nick Offerman: American Ham, Super Bowl LII, as well as The Food Network's BBQ Blitz and Brunch @ Bobby's.

Justyn recently won an Emmy for his work as Lighting Director on the Super Bowl Pregame Show. He also teaches and lectures at Harvard University, SVA, and Maine Media Workshops.