Do you want to improve the lighting on your films using pro lights, or just know more about lighting before you start making films? Most people rent lights for their shoots, but which lights should you rent? Do you know you how to get the correct exposure? Your f-stops from your grey scale? You Kelvins from your Gammas? Your Gobos from your HMI’s? Your Fresnels from your ND? Learn the lingo of a pro-lighting person and get your hands dirty setting them up!
This Lighting Workshop will introduce participants the principles of lighting using different professional lights, giving them a better understanding and confidence to deal with diverse lighting situations. The course is led by former BBC senior cameraman Graham Reed, and during the course, you will be encouraged to rig and use the lights yourselves. It is an ideal companion course to Video Camera Course (4k & HD) and Location Sound weekend courses.
Can be booked as a one day course on its own, or together with the Video Camera Course (4k & HD) the same weekend for a significant discount.
Tutor Graham Reed
I worked for the BBC for 21 years, first as a camera assistant, then as a cameraman, then Senior Cameraman before becoming a Freelance Lighting Cameraman.
I’ve worked on every type of TV programme in studios and on location. I’ve gained invaluable experience by working with many great artists and directors. I also learnt much by working with well known and respected cameramen, Ron Green, Jim Atkinson.
I now spend my working time as a Lighting Director, Lighting Cameraman, Cameraman, either in a studio, on location or on an OB. Because of my great experience and skills, I easily change from planning large lighting rigs, as a Lighting Director, being Camera Supervisor on a multi-camera shoot to operating a single camera.
I also lecture and run training courses.
Thanks to Film and TV Services for lighting equipment.
R.A. – Great course. Good tips on how to do things in practice.
Mandy -I feel much more confident and cleared up many phrases I’d learned but did not fully understand
Anna – Very good and helpful. Friendly and accessible manner
Martin – We covered a wide range in a short time and got some great tips from Graham’s experienced career
Christine – Excellent course, hard work and very valuable information
Cost of Lighting Workshop on its own:
£90 (includes 10% early booking discount)
£100 (Full price after early booking discount date)
£75 Discount for NUS Students people on following means-tested benefits, proof required: ESA (income related); Income Support; Working Tax Credit (not child tax credit); Council Tax Benefit (not student/single person/reduction due to disability); Housing Benefit; Pension Credit (guarantee); Unwaged Dependent of these benefits.
All Film Oxford Courses are subsidised by Oxfordshire Skills and Learning Service
This is one of our adult training courses so please note that participants need to be a minimum of 16 years old, for information about all of our youth activities see Youth page
Cost of Video Camera Course and Lighting courses booked together:
£149 (includes 10% early booking discount)
£165 (Full price after early booking discount date)
£124 Discount for NUS Students and people on following means-tested benefits, proof required: ESA (income related); Income Support; JSA; Working Tax Credit (not child tax credit); Council Tax Benefit; Housing Benefit; Pension Credit (guarantee); Unwaged Dependent of these benefit