Past Workshop Descriptions

Lighting Fundamentals

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 practical demo 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. Scenes will be analyzed to identify the different tools used, and the creative choices made to achieve a specific visual aesthetic will be discussed. This workshop is an essential foundation for anyone interested in the art of lighting working with a cinematographer and shooting their first film.

The Camera Theory and Cinematography Fundamentals workshops are strongly recommended as a prerequisite to this class. Participants are asked to bring work gloves to the workshop.​

READ BEFORE REGISTERING
Prior to the class, please create a profile on Zoom and download the free version of the application. You will receive an email from LIFT with an invitation link to join the workshop one hour before the classbeginswhich will prompt you to open the application or web browser. Please ensure that you log in using a Zoom account with a profile name that appears as the same name registered for the class. If not, for security reasons, you may not be permitted to join. During the workshop, we advise that you keep your microphone on mute to minimize external noise and that you unmute when participating in class discussions. Please also arrive to the session on time for attendance and class participation. ONLINE workshops may be recorded for staff and facilitator assessment. Recorded material will not be made available to participants. Review all workshop policies before registering.

Past Instructor: Christine Buijs
Category: Production
Maximum Capacity: 8
8 hours of instruction $150 /member$175 /nonmember

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