Join Jem Schofield for an in-depth discussion in this video Finding creative lighting opportunities, part of Cinematic Video Lighting.
- Second scout.…- Let's do it.…- This is for Casey. - Yeah.…- Casey is head brewer. Got to do it in the brewery.…Let's take a walk. Be careful, by the way Greg.…You know what this place is like. Careful.…So, we're thinking over here, right?…- I think so.…- This is where most of the action happens,…so it would be appropriate…for his interview to be over here.…I see some overheads.…We've got the fluorescents.…Let me just go ahead and take a quick reading…and quickly test that out, see what we got.…
About 37, 38 hundred Kelvin.…That's obviously not the color temperature…we're dealing with, with our ambiance.…- Right.…- So from that standpoint, I would say…let's try to get those turned off.…We already know what the audio issues are going to be.…No music, turn the equipment off.…I've been told that we can do Casey's interview…at around 4 to 5 o'clock.…- So I know you were checking out the sun,…and what's happening at that time of day.…What are you seeing?…- Our sun is going to be setting over in that area.…
- Okay over there? - That part of the world.…
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