Tag: lighting

Video Shooting Techniques


Why do some videos look stylized and professional while others look like an amateur created it……even if both were done by students?  There are a few answers to that question but one key element is what techniques were used when the video was originally shot.  You can improve the look and feel of your video by understanding some basic techniques when using video equipment.  There are many different elements that work together to give your video the look and feel you are striving to create. During this session we will introduce students to best practices when shooting including lighting, miking, shooting and basics of setting your scene.


Faculty and Students


Instructor Led – Hands On


1 1/2 – 2 Hours


  • Understand basics of using, handling and storing equipment
  • Learn filming techniques
  • Learn lighting techniques
  • Learn miking techniques
  • Understand best practices in group work to ensure successful recording


Using Popular Television to Boost Your Knowledge of Classic Lighting

With the ever growing presence of online photo sharing sites like flickr and facebook, amateurs and professionals alike are bombarded with millions of images every day to observe and study.  Photographic masters such as Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Yousuf Karsh, and Steven Meisel have, for years, been creating iconic images that photographers of all levels have used to study and compare lighting techniques.  It does make sense for a photographer to study photographs to help heighten their knowledge however, taking a more cinematic approach can prove to be not only beneficial but well, relaxing at the same time.

It’s time to put down the photographs, grab a snack, the remote, and snuggle up in front of the television.  What do I mean?  The entertainment of keeping your eyes glued to the tube for hours on end can often times keep you distracted from noticing the basic lighting patterns that you’re so quick to notice when you pick up a picture, in fact when you start to notice the the different methods used you just might forget to pay attention to the plot.  Make sure you ask for a TiVo for Christmas if you catch my drift.


Night Lighting

Mark explores the basics of lighting for a nighttime shoot.

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Lighting Set Ups

A step by step tutorial on how to apply four styles of lighting. Learn how to use Rembrandt, beauty, cameo lighting and filling in from the key to add to your videos look and feel.

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Interview Lighting

Step by Step tutorial on how to set up video interview lighting for multiple cameras

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Outdoor Lighting for Video

Solutions to outdoor lighting for video problems encountered on a sunny day. Also the secret to shooting in the middle of the day and making it appear to be the middle of the night

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Three Point Lighting For Video Tutorial

Step by step tutorial on how to use the 3-point lighting technique to light your videos like the pro’s.

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Lighting for video

How to use indoor lights, natural light, and camera controls to create the best lighting for video production.

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