Work hands-on with industry gear and explore a wide range of lighting scenarios

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Note: Due to COVID-19, the Summer 2020 offerings of this course are postponed. Online Cinematography courses and intensives will be made available. Stay Tuned or email [email protected]

This workshop is for cinematographers, gaffers and freelance filmmakers who want to explore a wide range of lighting techniques used in feature films, commercials, and episodic television. Through lectures and discussions, the class covers the importance of lighting design in visual storytelling, and the processes and industry practices used to execute a wide range of lighting set-ups.

Students will learn how to scout a location and plan lighting requirements for a shoot. Through hands-on exercises, they will tackle a series of challenging lighting scenarios with goals to achieve specific visual aesthetics. They will work hands-on with industry lighting technology, including LED, HMI, tungsten, fluorescent and more, and use a wide array of grip equipment to shape and control the light.

Students will practice working as a crew, and rotate the roles of DP, gaffer, G&E, and more, to light a variety of interior and exterior scenes, in studio and on-location. The scenes will vary in mood, feel, and genre, challenging students to think about the nuances of how they light their subjects and achieve their desired aesthetic. Review and critique of dailies will discuss how all of the techniques practiced throughout the week, should ultimately work to support the story.

In addition to being offered on an individual basis, this Workshop is also part of Spring Cinematography Intensive. The Summer Offering is Part of the 4-Week Basic Cinematography Intensive

Winter/Spring Session Info: Lodging and meal package available for $525. Includes breakfast and lunch Monday – Friday. Dinner services are not available during our Winter/Spring session. Meal plan (mandatory) without lodging $150. Plan to arrive on Sunday afternoon/evening to be rested for your workshop which will begin Monday morning, following registration. Workshops will end late Friday afternoon. Lodging is booked for a Saturday departure.

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Instructor: Bill Holshevnikoff

Bill Holshevnikoff is an Emmy-winning Lighting Designer, Director of Photography and educator. Holshevnikoff has been lighting and shooting broadcast, corporate, documentary programming, and feature films for over 30 years. He has created stunning lighting and imagery for clients such as Ritz-Carlton, Marriott Resorts, ESPN, CNN, National Geographic, Four Seasons, Mercedes-Benz, Infinity and for numerous television networks throughout the world.