Lighting for Film & Video

Lighting for Film & Video


It's as much a truism that "you don't have to light video" as it is that a lot of video looks very poorly lit.

In our hands-on course, students will examine traditional cinematic lighting values and how they can be applied to your video work without hiring the gaffer with a grip truck while working with an array of industry professional gear in-house.

Our professional instructors will guide students with real-life tips and tricks for low-budget lighting in the field and inexpensive lighting equipment that you can buy at a hardware store so that your video can look its best.

Additionally, this course will offer hands-on learning and discussion in the differences between various cameras and how they capture and manipulate color as well as lightly touch on color correction issues for finishing your work in editing system like Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro. 

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INSTRUCTOR: Cordelaine (Corey) Kline is an Austin based filmmaker and digital arts teacher. Kline is currently making a romantic comedy web series called Jim the Jerk. Kline works as an Assistant Camera/2nd AC on 3 within the film industry, in addition to multi-media projects for freelance clients. Kline graduated from the University of Iowa Cinema Program.


INSTRUCTOR: Luke Adams is a local filmmaker and Austin native. Luke graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Radio, Television, and Film, where he focused on cinematography and live action 3D production. Luke currently freelances in Austin filming music videos and working on indie film sets as a DP and Gaffer.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Those interested in learning both the technical and creative aspects of lighting for film & video, learning more about cinematography, or those working towards their Digital Video Certificate.

PRE-REQUISITES: none; all levels welcome! Students must be at least 16 years old to take this class.


SUPPLIES: all included, students are welcome to bring gear they are interested in learning on but it is not a requirement. 

This course and all ASoF courses are certified with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to provide Continue Professional Educational (CPE) credits.