Advanced Lighting Skills

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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 lecturer: Roger Lanser

Roger Lanser has been in the Australian film and television industry for 40 years. He started with Australia’s ABC-TV in their drama department in the seventies and moved into the freelance film world in the late 80's. He has won numerous awards for his photography including Cinematographer of the Year and The Golden Tripod Award plus the 2012 Gold Award for Best Television Cinematography. Rogers' credits include working all over the world with some of the most respected actors in the film industry including Helena Bonham Carter, Robert De Niro, Denzel Washington and Sir Kenneth Branagh. Roger has photographed Oscar Nominated short films, big screen opera’s, award winning comedies and musical’s, and many television dramas including 3 seasons of the highly successful ‘Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries ‘plus the television movie Dangerous Remedy, a political corruption thriller set in 1969.

Rogers recent work includes an operetta/musical for Opera Australia called ‘The Divorce’ which aired on ABC-TV in December 2015.

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