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Film and Video Lighting on a Budget


Apply the ‘Hollywood Look’ to your podcast videos, vlogs, advertising, YouTube content, and other broadcasts – at just a fraction of the cost of those mega-blockbuster productions. Join us to maximize the impact of lighting in your videos on a shoe-string budget using inexpensive materials from local hardware stores. Our hands-on, practical course allows students the opportunity to actively participate in various lighting scenarios in order to learn basic tricks and techniques to enhance video compositions.

After this class, you will be able to:

  • Apply basic lighting techniques used in film and television to their own productions
  • Use appropriate terminology to describe the lighting process
  • Demonstrate the placement and treatment of lighting fixtures and accessories to achieve a desired result
  • Describe the options for adding basic effects to enhance the look of the video after it is shot
  • Explain how to maintain the integrity of the media record as it is transferred to the internet

Section: FILM&VIDLIGHT (31JAN18)
Dates: Jan 31, 2018 - Feb 28, 2018 Time: 7:00 PM
Tuition: $195.00 Instructor: Ly Bolia Register

Lesson 1. Prepping Your Compositions to Support Lighting.

  • Compositions the Hollywood way
  • Choosing a proper backdrop or background
  • Lighting with Practicals – things that might be found in your home
  • Elements of a lighting kit and how to build on it
  • Camera tricks to enhance lighting

Lesson 2. Lighting for Glamor

  • Human vision and visual interpretations
  • Three-point lighting
  • Lighting for glamor

Lesson 3. Lighting for Drama

  • Lighting for Drama
  • Considerations when shooting on location
  • Working with natural sunlight outdoors.

Lesson 4. Post Effects

  • Using open-source software to manipulate lighting
  • Preparing video for internet upload

Class Schedule

Date Times Meeting Type Location
01/31/2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Classroom Executive Park
02/07/2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Classroom Executive Park
02/21/2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Classroom Executive Park
02/28/2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Classroom Executive Park

Additional Information

Final Enrollment: Jan 31, 2018
Clock Hours: 8.0