Lighting Fundamentals

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Enrolment is limited to: 

This introductory class is an essential first step for those who want to learn the basic techniques of lighting for film and video. In this theory and hands-on class, participants will learn about different types of lights, their sources and applications; power basics for lights; the principles of light including colour temperature; establishing the style and logic of your lighting approach; and the essentials of light metering, gels and diffusion. This workshop is an essential foundation for anyone interested in the art of lighting.

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



Jeff Winch is an independent artist who produces films, videos, photography and installations. He has exhibited internationally at festivals and galleries, and his films and videos have been televised in Europe and North America. His latest documentary explores how a massive rail expansion will affect his community in the west end of Toronto. In addition to his art practice Jeff spent several years in the film and television industry working primarily in the camera and picture editing departments. This freelance work included production and post-production of features, documentaries, shorts and television biographies. Jeff has been the recipient of several grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, National Film Board of Canada, LIFT (Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto) and DFAIT (the Department of Foreign Affairs). He currently teaches Cinematography at Humber College in Toronto.