Join Jem Schofield for an in-depth discussion in this video Handheld accent lighting, part of Cinematic Video Lighting.
- So, here we are in the back of the house,…the brewery itself, and we want to…figure out what we're going to do…as far as all that B-roll coverage,…those inserts, the cutaways…and all of the stuff that I'm talking right now…about can be applied to other places.…But what we needed to figure out…for what we were going to shoot in this space…was where did they make the beer.…They make it right here.…This is command central.…This is the bridge.…
This is on the Millennium Falcon, the cockpit.…And I would say that about 80 to 90 percent…of making beer is all happening up here.…So, this is where a lot of our shots…were going to take place.…So, Greg and I came in.…We walked the space.…We were talking to Casey.…We're finding about all of this stuff,…and we had to figure out how we…were going to light this, but do it in a…quick, fast way because everybody's working…and we don't want to get in their way.…
So, the first thing that we did…was we actually addressed these windows…because that was going to be a big problem.…And we actually did it for two reasons.…
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