London Film Academy

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.

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Duration: 2 days, weekend
Hours: 10:00 – 17:00 

Key Features

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

  • professional lighting set ups for film (examples of lighting plans and practical demonstrations)
    making the most of digital film through lighting and camera functions (white balance, shutter speed, manual focus)
  • technical differences between shooting on various formats
  • differences between shooting for documentary & drama
  • shooting in a studio, on location and under available light conditions

The Workshop will move from technical explanations to looking at specific examples and then on to hands on shooting.

Day1: Camera
Operating, the frame, ratios, lens choice (for S16mm, 35mm and video), camera movement, depth of field, focus pulling, mag loading

Day2: Lighting
Lighting for film and video, hard and soft light, colour temperature, exposure, film stocks, gain, filters, use of light meters

Students will also have the opportunity to develop their camera maintenance skills, including camera set ups, loading magazines, changing lenses, fitting and adjusting video assist and other accessories.

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



For in depth Visa information please visit our Visa page.


To apply online please click on the course date below.

  • 20 November 2021 - 21 November 2021
    Course Fee: £ 450 ( Early Bird Discount: £395 instead of £450 if booked by 08 Oct 2021 )
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