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Video Lighting 101

Join Boulder Digital Arts and Lowell Pierce on Saturday, June 13th for Video Lighting 101 9am-12 pm (and Video Lighting 202, 1-4pm). Each session is $69 for BDA Members and $89 for Non-Members.


What You'll Learn:

Good lighting is the key to professional-looking videos. Whether you are lighting an interview or a scene for a movie, there are some basic theories and techniques you need to know to get the best results.

In this class we'll start with the basics and build from there. You'll learn about color temperature as well as the most common types of lighting instruments and how to use them to create 3-point lighting and beyond.

We'll be demonstrating with professional lighting equipment during the class, but we'll give you ideas and tips on how to achieve similar results with lower-cost equipment, including stuff you can find at the hardware store!

The workshop will cover:

  • Intro to color temperature and why it matters
  • Overview of the most common types of video lights
  • How to create basic 3-point lighting
  • How to modify and control the light
  • How to light a portable background

We'll continue with Video Lighting 202 in the afternoon!

Who Should Take This:

Beginning videographers who want to learn professional lighting. If you aren't comfortable with the manual controls on your camera, you should take Digital Video Camera & Lighting Basics first.


Presented By Lowel Pierce:

With 35 years in the film and video production world, Lowel Piercehas done a little of everything and enjoyed the variety. A Colorado native and graduate of CSU in Technical Journalism, Lowel has worked as a TV news photographer, a cinematographer in Saudi Arabia, a partner in a video production company. As both one-man-band and freelance Director of Photography for 22 years, Lowel has worked on indie features, shorts, documentaries, TV commercials, and high-end corporate productions earning a CINE Golden Eagle, Heartland Emmies, and Videographer Awards of Distinction.


Saturday, June 13th, 2015