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Lighting for Drama Intensive

Behind the scenes of 'Suburban Wildlife' | Dir. Imogen McCluskey | Photo: Chelsea Thistlewaite

Master the art of dramatic lighting

Learn about the use of lighting in dramatic storytelling in this practical, five-day course. Under the tuition of a professional cinematographer you will light a set to various scripted scenarios. Work collaboratively in a group environment with a gaffer, best boy, camera operator, grip and two actors in AFTRS’ state of the art studios.

Explore the core elements of lighting

Explore the core elements of lighting in cinematography in support of story including the role of contrast and colour.

Examine different lighting techniques

Examine lighting techniques used to create different styles such as a bright romantic comedy or a dark contemporary thriller.

Discover the demands of lighting to a moving camera

Emphasis will be given to the demands of lighting to a moving camera.

Is Lighting for Drama Intensive right for you?

This course is suitable if you have completed Lighting Fundamentals Intensive or have had considerable experience as a camera operator, as it does not cover basic lighting theory. The course is designed to provide you with insight into real world methods of capturing, transforming, recreating and creating dramatic lighting. It is intended for practitioners who already have a working knowledge of cameras and photography, as it is not a camera operations course. The course will be most valuable if you want to extend your creative abilities and technical knowledge in the areas of dramatic storytelling for film and TV.

Meet Your Tutor

Steve Arnold

Steve Arnold is an international award-winning cinematographer whose work includes Feature films, TVCs, Television , Music Videos, and short films.…

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What you will need

Existing knowledge of photography and cameras is required to get the full value of this course. It is an intensive experience over five days.

For more information call 1300 131 461, or register for future offerings.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ** AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled a full refund of course fees will be provided. If you are planning to travel to attend a course, please confirm with us via email that the course will be proceeding before you make your travel bookings. AFTRS is not liable for any travel costs incurred due to course postponement, cancellation, or any other circumstance.

If an attendee wishes to withdraw from a course, they may do so up to 15 days before the course commences and get a full refund. Cancellations 14 days or less before course commencement will incur a fee.

Find out more information about discounts and refunds.