Try it out: film lighting workshop

Course Dates: 09/11/21
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: PS - Photography Studio
Discover how to use lights and the manual settings of your camera to shoot professional-level video on this introductory workshop.
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Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00

Course Code: VG556

Tue, eve, 09 Nov - 09 Nov '21

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

This short workshop serves as an introduction to using lights in film projects. You will learn some tricks from film making professionals about how to light your subject to produce different effects. You will also learn how to adjust the manual controls on a camera to make the most of your lighting set up.

What will we cover?

- Enhancing natural light
- Setting up an artificial light source
- The difference between hard and soft light
- Keylights, backlights and fills
- Adjusting the manual settings of your DSLR camera to optimise your lighting set up.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- enhance available natural light
- select and set up an artificial light source
- understand and recognise the difference between hard and soft light
- understand the use of keylights, backlights and fills
- adjust some of the manual settings of your DSLR camera to optimise your lighting set up.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a beginners’ course.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught using a range of techniques including demonstrations, practical exercises, group and individual assistance and hand-outs. Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers in Film and Animation.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Our cameras and the latest professional equipment and software are available for your use throughout the course. It would be useful to bring a memory stick (or portable hard drive – please note PC formatted hard drives can be read by Apple mac computers, but not written to.).

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

City Lit offer a range of courses in HD video and DSLR film making, editing, animated SFX with After Effects, digital and stop motion 2D and 3D Animation and an array of other visual arts courses to enhance your film making practice.

Conrad Blakemore Tutor Website

Conrad has worked as a professional photographer and filmmaker for over 35 years. He is best known for his images of drama, dance and music, shooting productions at theatres such as the Royal National Theatre, Donmar and RSC, with images appearing in national newspapers, magazines and on-line. As a film maker he studied at the University of the Arts Bournemouth Film School where he became interested in documentary film. He later studied at London College of Communication where he gained an MA in Documentary Film Research and Marketing. He has directed several short documentaries for Channel 4 and BBC TV and has also made fictional films and directed corporate videos. His films have appeared at international film festivals, including "The Big Shilling" and "The Watchmaker" which won awards at Tel Aviv and Munich. He is a keen traveller and enjoys shooting subjects abroad including landscapes, people and architecture. He has exhibited some of these images at City Lit. Conrad enjoys working with students, using his experience to help learners develop their skills and creativity.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.