Explore advanced, dramatic lighting techniques used in feature films.

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NOTE: 2020 DATES FOR THIS COURSE HAVE BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19. Many courses have been Moved to an online format. VIEW THOSE OFFERINGS HERE 

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

Working collaboratively as a film crew, students take on the creative and technical challenges of feature film 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, and 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 lighting.

In addition to being offered on an individual basis, this workshop is also part of the Fall Cinematography Intensive.

Image Credits:  David Martinez, Alexis Ostrander

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Past Faculty Include Mo Flam (Black Swan, The English Patient, Spotlight), Barry Markowitz (Crazy Heart, Slingblade)