Join Jem Schofield for an in-depth discussion in this video Looking for problem areas, part of Cinematic Video Lighting.
- Alright, Greg and I are here.…- Yep.…- Wow. By the way we're doing another scout,…and we're in another space and I'm actually looking…at this space with Greg and trying to figure out where…we're going to shoot two interviews.…But before we do that, just quickly, I guess…acknowledge a few of the things that we've been noticing?…- Right.…- First of all, if we weren't shooting interviews…for two people from a brewery, there's some nice elements…inside of this space that we could use.…I'm seeing some really beautiful light coming through…that garage door which is this frosted glass.…- [Greg] Yeah.…- We could definitely do a nice set up for, you know,…you see all those reality shows with…people who work on bikes, you know.…
Custom bikes, custom cars, we could do something…really cool, set a car outside of there, we could see…the silhouette of the car and then…shoot an interview or something like that.…- Sure.…- I also see some pictures up on the walls,…they don't necessarily say Topa Topa, so we could shoot…something for an entirely different project.…
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