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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.​

Sat 22 October 2022, 10 am - 6 pm   
(Registration deadline is Fri 21 October 5:00 pm)

Instructor: Christine Buijs

Christine Buijs is a director of photography and director based in Toronto. She is a graduate of the Women in the Director’s Chair program (2013), was a recipient of the NSI Drama Prize (2014), and a finalist for the Cayle Chernin Award in Media Arts (2015). Her diverse portfolio includes numerous short films, music videos, corporate videos, and series pilots. Her recent projects include Orchid directed by Molly Flood, Golden Boys directed by Jill Riley, Charlie directed by Lesley Johnson, and the 2018 MediaPLUS Trailer for Women In View directed by Mars Horodyski. She is an affiliate member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers.



Location: In Person
Category: Production
Maximum Capacity: 8
8 hours of instruction $150 /member$175 /nonmember