Explore the creative possibilities of location shoots through a variety of unique lighting setups

Sep 27, 2020 - Oct 3, 2020

Levels: Intermediate, Advanced,
Workshop Fee: $1595
Class Size: 18 (Max)

Bringing a film shoot into a real-world setting has many advantages, especially for independent productions that may not have the resources to always use large studio sets. Learn to address the technical and creative challenges, and take advantage of the benefits and possibilities of shooting on location.

This hands-on workshop is for gaffers, cinematographers, G&E department, and video professionals who wish to learn on-set and location lighting practices and techniques, as used in industry production, and gain valuable experience creating a wide variety of unique lighting setups.

Following lectures, demos and theory discussions, students work with LED, HMI, tungsten, and fluorescent lighting fixtures to create narrative scenes in a series of commercial and residential locations. They practice shooting both day and night, interior and exterior, and explore the many ways to use grip equipment to supplement, shape, balance, diffuse, color, and control artificial and available light. 


Students work hands-on with the latest technology in industry lighting gear. Safe handling of electrical distribution is taught and emphasized.

In addition to being offered on an individual basis, this course is also part of the Cinematography Intensives.

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Image credits:  Christian Randolph, Seth MacMillan

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Instructor: TBD

Past faculty include: Bill Holshevnikoff, Michael Mayers, Travis Trudell