Three Point Lighting for Film and TV

Three point lighting is the standard lighting technique used in video production as it creates dimensions in the image. This two-day course covers various types of lights, their functionality, terminology, and use. This practical hands-on course will teach you the best practice for lighting professional interviews as is commonly seen in most current affairs, factual, and corporate productions...

Taught by: Andrew Kuchanny.

Description

Three point lighting is the standard lighting technique used in video production as it creates dimensions in the image. This two-day course covers various types of lights, their functionality, terminology, and use. This practical hands-on course will teach you the best practice for lighting professional interviews as is commonly seen in most current affairs, factual, and corporate productions. The workshop style teaching will be supplemented with informative and helpful theory and discussion.

Topics Covered

  • Various lighting units and their operation
  • Key Lights
  • Back Lights
  • Fill lights
  • The difference between hard and soft light sources
  • How to use and control shadows
  • Choosing backgrounds
  • Lighting for camera (as opposed to the human eye)
  • How to light a someone in a flattering way that will not distract them from being filmed

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Understand light placement in a video production context
  • Understand and use filming terminology
  • Understand the creative impact lighting has on an image, and how it can drastically improve visual media

Who Should Attend
Corporate filmmakers, camera operators, film students, and other video professionals and enthusiasts looking to learn how to effectively light their productions.

Level
Beginner/Intermediate: You should have a basic understanding of camera operation.

Follow Up Courses
After you have completed this course you may want to try Documentary Interview Techniques or Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro.



Tutor information

Andrew Kuchanny has been working as a Director of Photography on various projects over the last decade, after graduating with an MA in Video at Middlesex University. 

His experience ranges from commercials, to News, promos, and through to feature films that he has worked on both in the UK and abroad. Some of this body of work has been nominated for awards, such as a Gold Promax, a Bronze Creative Circle and New Media age of Effectiveness award for The Hunting Moon.
During his career he has shot campaigns for Channel 4, BBC, Red Bee Media, Strongbow, The National Theatre and Universal Macann among various other clients. His work with Sony’s XDCAM HD format was used by Sony as an advertising case study in Televisual when the format was released. 

Andrew has written and taught courses on lighting, camera operations, and editing for the duration of his career, and feels that it is important for the next generation of filmmakers to get as much help and information as possible. “In this industry we never stop learning, and should never be afraid to share our experience or ask for help.”

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Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
18/04/2017 - 19/04/2017Tuesday - Wednesday11:00 - 17:002 Days£366Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket
27/06/2017 - 28/06/2017Tuesday - Wednesday11:00 - 17:002 Days£366Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket
12/12/2017 - 13/12/2017Tuesday - Wednesday11:00 - 17:002 Days£366Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket