Join Jem Schofield for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing composition and subject eye line, part of Cinematic Video Lighting.
- So we're scouting, the brewery is in full action here…so it's like a normal scout.…We're not coming in here and asking people…to stop what they're doing,…we're just trying to find the places where things…are going to happen on the actual shoot.…So we're not as concerned about sound right now,…we're not as concerned about how the lighting…is in the space.…What we want to do is find out where our interviews…are going to take place and we've landed here…for Kyle who's one of the cofounders because…from the description on the website and conversations…we've had, he's a little bit more of the chemistry…kind of guy, I mean there is Casey who's the head brewer…who we're also going to interview and he's obviously…going to be doing a lot of stuff with all of this…but we felt that here in the back of the house…where stuff is made would be a great place for Kyle…to be interviewed.…
So again, we've landed here and what I want to figure…out is what direction, camera right or camera left,…is Kyle going to be facing.…I want to see what our widest and our tightest shots are…
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