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Shaping Light – A Practical Workshop
June 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
A major part of lighting any scene is knowing how to shape it.
Light is an essential ingredient in filmmaking. However, light is rebellious. It likes to go everywhere and shine too brightly (or not brightly enough), which is why it’s integral to learn how to shape it.
We will be looking at 5 simple techniques that everyone can employ:
- Bouncing light
- Flagging light
- Skirting light
- Breaking up light
Shaping light is a skill that takes a lot of practice to master and that is what this evening will involve. Every scene poses its own unique set of lighting challenges that you have to overcome in a short amount of time.
After a short presentation we will split off into teams to create various different scenes and lighting looks.
Learning these five simple techniques will definitely give you some great options when it comes time to light your scenes and solve common issues. And luckily, a lot of the tools you’ll need are either inexpensive or relatively simple to make yourself, like bounce cards, Blackwrap, china balls (paper lanterns), and even a hola hoop.