Advanced Lighting Skills

Sydney - Jan 31 2017

AFTRS Sydney
Jan 31 2017 - Feb 02 2017
Attendance Pattern
Three days, Tues - Thurs 9am - 5pm
Steve Arnold
Course fee
$1500 / $1500

This is an advanced lighting course for cinematographers wanting to expand their knowledge in lighting for film and television drama. It focusses on "Lighting the writing"

Over three days, students will light a set to various scripted scenarios under the tuition of a professional cinematographer. Students will work with a gaffer, best boy, camera operator, grip and two actors in AFTRS' state of the art studios. This is a practical, hands-on course.

Exercises will be designed around lighting techniques used to create different styles; for example a bright romantic comedy or a dark contemporary thriller. Emphasis will be given to the demands of lighting to a moving camera.

On completion of the course students will be able to apply specific lighting techniques to different visual outcomes.

This course is suitable for students who have completed the Lighting Fundamentals course or have considerable experience as a camera operator. It does not cover basic lighting theory. Limited places are available, and this course will only be run twice a year -- so don’t miss out.

About the Course Lecturer

Steve Arnold is an internationally known, multi-award winning cinematographer with over 40 narrative film credits. He has been the Director of Photography and Camera Operator of Feature Films , TVC's, Documentaries and Television Drama in Australia and all over the world. Additionally Steve has shot 2nd Unit and Visual effects Units for International and Australian films. His feature film credits include Disgrace, La Spagnola, Highlander and Mr Accident and his CV boasts a long list of Documentaries, TV Mini Series, Music Video and TVC Credits. A graduate of AFTRS, Steve has also enjoyed returning to the school to teach the Award courses in Cinematography over the last decade and is glad to have the opportunity to work with a new wave of aspiring Australian Cinematographers.

Have any questions? Please get in touch: or 1300 065 281

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