Creative Lighting

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Enrolment is limited to: 

This workshop will cover advanced lighting for filmmakers, cinematographers and gaffers and will take you deeper into the practical and artistic expression of lighting. Scenes and scenarios will be deconstructed and recreated through hands-on exercises, to achieve a specific visual aesthetic for creative storytelling. Participants will explore dramatic lighting techniques for interior and exterior, High Key and Low Key, static and moving subjects, actors and locations. Daylight and fixtures, soft and hard light concepts, as well as all the peripheral lighting tools will be used to shape and control the look and feel of your picture. This is an opportunity to understand the many tools in your palette combined with valuable hands-on experience.

The Camera Theory and Lighting Fundamentals workshops are required as prerequisites to this class. This course is recommended as a companion to the Cinematography Fundamentals workshop. Participants are asked to bring work gloves to the workshop.



Zachary Finkelstein is a film and video artist based in Toronto. He holds an MFA in Production from York University and a BFA from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University. Presented internationally at film and media festivals, and in galleries Zachary’s work draws on a wide variety of filmmaking techniques to explore themes such as sensorial perception, and active viewership. He currently teaches Video Production at Humber College.