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Demystifying Lighting [In-Person]

Starts July 26

1 session: Tuesday, July 26, 7-9:30pm

Does lighting confuse you? Does it intimidate you? Are you over-reliant on a handful of lighting setups, but when you attempt something new you get mixed results? Would you like to look at an image and have a really good idea on how it was lit?

This workshop explores how light behaves in a completely predictable and controllable way. Light is often seen as this mysterious and complicated “thing,” when in reality it is deceptively easy to understand – it just takes thoughtful teaching that demonstrates the principles from a multitude of angles. There should be some solid “aha” moments along this journey.

This workshop is not about where to place lights or how to light a subject. It is focused on a deep understanding of how light behaves so that we can work with it as deliberately as any fully understood tool in our toolkit. It will not be a dry, scientific workshop, but rather practical and instinctual, breaking down concepts into easy-to-understand pieces. We’ll also explore the creative implications of lighting and how these choices affect our work.

This workshop is for any imagemaker: photographer, cinematographer, director, illustrator, painter, CGI artist, graphic designer, art director, etc. of any skill level, from beginner to working professional. You’ll leave with a changed perspective, and every lighting decision you make going forward should be affected. Learning HOW to light (the creative mastery) is a lifelong journey, and this will lay the foundation to make that fully possible and accelerate your growth.

Note: At the request of the instructor, participants are required to wear N95, KN95, or KN94 masks.

Tuition: $75 regular | $60 member | $50 low-income

Kevin Kamin is a director, colorist, photographer and CGI/VFX artist. All his commercial work is reliant on a deep understanding of light. Work samples can be viewed at studiogata.com/filmnorth.


Class Registration Guidelines & Cancellation Policy

  • Space is assigned on a first-come basis. Registrations must include payment in full. Registrations are accepted after registration deadlines if space is available.
  • If minimum enrollment has not been reached by 7 days prior to the start date of a class, FilmNorth may cancel it, in which case registrants will immediately be notified and receive a full refund within 2 business days. A check will be issued for registrations that were paid in cash. In lieu of a refund, students have the option of applying their tuition to another class scheduled in the same calendar year.
  • For those wishing to cancel a registration prior to the class registration deadline, 100% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. For registration cancellations received after the registration deadline but prior to the first class session, 50% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. As of 5:00 pm the day prior to a class start date, no refunds or credits/exchanges will be given (Friday at 5:00 pm for Sunday classes). 
  • Tuition is not prorated for missed class sessions.




July 26
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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1 session: Tuesday, July 26, 7-9:30pm