Join Jem Schofield for an in-depth discussion in this video Recreating natural light, part of Cinematic Video Lighting.
- We just wrapped the interview with Kyle.…And actually, the ambient light levels…have changed a little bit.…We were fine for the entire interview,…but I do want to talk to you…about how Greg and I set everything up…and the decisions that we made.…So even though this seems minor,…this is sort of one big change,…which was when Kyle came in to stand in,…we were standing in, you know,…I'm on the apple box, Ben was in here, Greg was in here,…but when Kyle passed, we had him stand here,…and he said, "You know,…we usually have a barrel in the brewery.…
It's kind of a thing.…Would it be cool if I had, you know, my beer on here?"…And I loved the idea, so that got rolled in.…We have that on, basically,…the equivalent of two full apple boxes.…We got a couple of halfs and a full.…And we have that up here.…That gives us a little bit of height.…We knew the beer was going to be here,…and then I was talking it out with him and Jack,…and they mentioned the growler.…Why not? So the growler gets set here.…So we have a little bit of production design.…
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