Join Jem Schofield for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a different time of day or mood, part of Cinematic Video Lighting.
- So we just wrapped Casey Harris' interview,…he's the master brewer here at Topa Topa Brewing Company…and it's time to break down this set up…and it's considerably different than the one…that we did for Kyle and that's the whole point…of this course.…If we came in here just to shoot a promotional…video for Topa Topa,…we might go with the idea of saying we want…to light everything exactly the same with the same…type of lighting and make it consistent.…But this is a lighting course…so we're going to do things a little bit differently…so that we can teach different things based on…different interview setups and all that stuff.…
So what were the considerations?…Well Greg and I had dinner last night,…we talked a little bit about Kyle's interview yesterday.…We talked a little bit about what we wanted to do…here and then when we came into this space,…decided to make this feel like it was happening…at a slightly different time of day than it actually was.…We wanted to have a little bit more warmth…and maybe the sun was just coming up,…
This series of tutorials, taught by producer, DP, and educator Jem Schofield of theC47, shows you the equipment and time-tested lighting techniques you need to get cinematic results. Filmed on location at a California brewery—a set with a lot of action and a lot of angles—the course takes you through the process of planning, lighting, and shooting video using largely cinematic (low-key) lighting techniques. Jem uses a conversational style of direction that relies on collaboration with the crew and the clients, but the lessons are flexible enough to apply to productions of many different types and sizes, including corporate video and documentaries. By the end, you'll have the skills you need to go out and create professional lighting setups in the real world.
- Choosing the right video lighting equipment
- Scouting locations with good light and visual interest
- Bouncing light and blocking light
- Cutting light
- Diffusing light
- Recreating natural light
- Modifying color temperature with video lighting
- Shooting B-roll, inserts, and cutaways
- Working outdoors