Cinematography: Shooting and Lighting for Film & Digital

Cinematography is a scientific art form, and our two-day practical cinematography workshop will help you become a master of capturing motion picture photography, focussing on two key areas of cinematography: camera work and lighting techniques. 

This weekend practical cinematography workshop covers lighting and operating for film and digital video with in-depth technical explanations and hands-on shooting experience.


Duration: 2-day, weekend
Hours: 10.00 - 17.00

Our two-day practical cinematography workshop covers lighting and operating for film and digital video.

Over a weekend at London Film Academy you will learn how to set up professional lighting for film. Guided by practical demonstrations, you will focus on how to make the most of digital film looking at a variety of lighting and camera functions. You discover the technical differences between: shooting on various formats, shooting for documentary and drama, and shooting in a studio, on location and under available light conditions. Cinematography is a scientific art form, and our tutors are on hand to help you become a master of capturing motion picture photography.

The workshop provides technical explanations and hands-on shooting experience. You focus on on two key areas of cinematography throughout the weekend:

Camera Work

  • Operating
  • The frame
  • Ratios
  • Lens choice (for S16mm, 35mm and digital)
  • Camera movement
  • Depth of field
  • Focus pulling
  • Magazine loading

Lighting techniques

  • Lighting for film and digital
  • Hard and soft light
  • Colour temperature
  • Exposure
  • Film stocks
  • Filters

Course Goals

  • Hone your shooting and lighting techniques for film and digital cameras
  • Gain the confidence to shoot your films on film and digital cameras

While on the course and for one month after you will receive complementary membership with LFA networking Filmmaker's Club.

For further information email or call LFA on +44 (0)207 386 7711 to book your place over the phone with a credit/debit card.


To book your place on this course please:
Apply online or 
Apply by post, print out the application form and post to London Film Academy, 52A Walham Grove, London, SW6 1QR, email or fax to 0207 381 6116. As soon as we've received your application we’ll send you a confirmation email containing payment details. Please check your ‘Junk Mail’ folder if you appear to have not received this email.


  • All applicants must be fluent in English: English Language Level: Upper Intermediate
  • Minimum age 18


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