Explore advanced, creative and dramatic lighting techniques used in feature films and TV shows with an industry Chief Lighting Technician.

Jul 3, 2023 - Jul 7, 2023

Levels: Intermediate, Advanced,
Workshop Fee: $2395
Workshop Duration: 1-week (Monday-Friday)
Workshop Location: On-campus
Class Size: 16

This workshop can be taken individually or as part of the following Filmmaking Intensives:

This is our most advanced lighting workshop for cinematographers, gaffers, and freelance filmmakers who want to explore dramatic lighting techniques used in feature films and TV. Through lectures, screenings, and discussions led by a career Cinematographer or Chief Lighting Technician, this class covers the importance of light in visual storytelling, and the techniques and processes to execute complex lighting.

Image Credit: M.D. Welch

Working collaboratively as a film crew, students take on the creative and technical challenges of feature film and TV cinematography. The class will learn how to scout a location and plan lighting requirements for a scene. Then, through hands-on exercises, begin to tackle challenging lighting situations with goals to achieve specific visual aesthetics.

Students light scenes with LED, HMI, tungsten, fluorescent, and more. Through exercises, learn to use grip equipment to shape and control light. Students light a variety of interior and exterior residential and commercial spaces, as well as car interiors, day and night street scenes, and dramatic scenarios with actors, using the most recent and advanced technology in feature film and TV lighting.

PLEASE NOTE: An hour-long training session on Set Etiquette and Safety will be required of anyone registered for a workshop that involves production. Students only need to participate in this session once during their time on campus.

Image Credits:  David Martinez, Alexis Ostrander

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