Join Jem Schofield for an in-depth discussion in this video Light shaping and control tools, part of Cinematic Video Lighting.
- So now that Greg and I have talked about…these different lighting fixtures,…I want to talk to you a little bit…about how we control that light,…and we're going to be doing it all over the place…over the next few days.…I'm going to talk first about…one of my favorite ways to create fill light,…especially for lighting-intruding interviews,…which is really the bread and butter…of what a lot of us do for a living.…So this is just a little Nano Stand here,…which is a collapsible, very small light stand…and on here I have what's called…a Mini Grip Head, this one's made my Matthews,…and something called a Mini Matthelini.…
If you've ever seen a Cardellini Clamp…or a Matthelini Clamp,…this is just a small version of that.…So Nano Stand, Mini Grip Head,…Mini Matthelini, and I have a reflector.…This particular one isn't made anymore,…but it has a little silver, gold on one side…and it has white on the other.…I generally use white all the time…and because it has a rigid handle,…and they're are other reflectors on the market…
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