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Three Point Lighting for Film and TV

Three Point Lighting for Film and TV

London College of Communication
Taught by
A respected industry expert


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.

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 withAdobe Premiere Pro.

Tutor Description

This course will be taught by a respected industry expert.

Available dates