Workshops > Production

Lighting Fundamentals


$175 DCTV Members // $225 Non-Members

The proper use of lighting equipment can make the difference between an amateur production and a professional one. Practice 3-point lighting among other basic setups, and get introduced to how cinematographers and gaffers use light to tell a visual story. This essential workshop covers electrical safety, on-set vocabulary, and principles of light, all while providing hands-on opportunity.

This is a Production workshop at the Fundamentals level.

Topics include:

  • Safety
  • Looking at Light
  • Exposure
  • Color Temperature
  • Electricity
  • Lighting Accessories
  • Key, Fill, and Backlight Setups

Capacity: 8 students | Duration: 6 hrs

Prerequisite(s): Camera Fundamentals or equivalent experience is required.

Materials: All you need to bring is yourself! We provide all equipment and are committed to a 2:1 student to camera ratio. Personal equipment is not permitted.

All DCTV Workshops have limited enrollment and require registration in advance. By registering you verify you have read and agree to the prerequisites above and our Workshops Policies.

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Winter/Spring 2020
A Sat 2/1 11:00am - 5:00pm Lorenzo Gattorna
B Sun 3/22 11:00am - 5:00pm Orfeas Skutelis