Join Jem Schofield for an in-depth discussion in this video Goodbye, part of Cinematic Video Lighting.
- So, it's about 4:00 in the afternoon, last day, and the reality is, just like on any other real production, that A, we're trying to get ahead of the game. So, Greg is packing up his van. He knows the jigsaw puzzle, and B, we're going to shoot this thing out of order, and I'm going to take this opportunity to do my closer for this course before we go in and shoot our stand ups and the rest of our beauty shots and B roll for the night time stuff there. So, basically, this course, for me, has been, again, something I've wanted to do for a long time.
I hope you come away from it sort of stepping away from that idea of traditional three or four point lighting. You can think with coming into a space and finding the frame that you want for what you want to shoot, and that you can think with different types of lighting setups. That's what we've tried to do with each of these interviews is give you different lighting setups that can apply to a lot of different projects in a lot of different ways. If you take those concepts and apply them to your projects, I'm sure your production value will come up considerably, and I hope to do it again with you guys sometime in the near future.
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