Learn the basics of lighting for film and video production

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NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform.
Class meets 12-6pm 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 story.

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.


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: David Martinez

David Martinez is a producer and cinematographer known for his cinematic approach to visual storytelling. David has traveled the world as a cinematographer and colorist. 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, Universal Music, Warner Music, McKinsey & Company, and Volvo.