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Video Lighting Hands-On Intensive

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 all-day hands-on intensive 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!


In the morning we'll 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


Once you are comfortable setting up basic 3-point lighting with various instruments and have a working knowledge of color temperature, you are ready to take it to the next level. In the afternoon we will go over common lighting exposure tools such as a waveform, zebras, false color and the histogram. Then we'll jump into some advanced lighting and light control techniques to help enhance your video productions.


The afternoon will cover:

- Overview of lighting exposure tools

- Using flags, nets, diffusion and color gels

- Creating moods with lighting

- Fixing glare from glasses and bald heads

- Lighting in daylight situations


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

Saturday, April 2nd, 9am - 5pm

$135 non-members, $115 BDA members


Remember, you must sign up via the BDA website to fully register for this course!

Saturday, April 2nd
9am - 5pm