Who Wants to Take a Lighting Class?

My first lighting class, held at Sony Studios Digital Media Production Center in Culver City, CA, in 2013.

Due to the success of last year’s lighting class Abel Cine has asked me to come back and do it again. So I am:

“How to Light Faces: Hard Light, Soft Light and Damage Control”

It will be held on May 28th, 2014 at the Mole Richardson Stage in Hollywood. You can read about last year’s class here.

Topics discussed will include classical portraiture lighting, key light placement, fill light placement, back light placement, beauty lighting, lighting for naturalism and drama, and–last but not least–lighting for damage control: what to do when there’s almost nothing you can do.

I’ve spent my entire career studying and practicing the art of making people look good. It’s a fairly valuable skill to have, so if lighting interests you at all please sign up find out what I’ve learned the hard way that you, hopefully, can learn the easy way.


About The Author

Director of photography Art Adams knew he wanted to look through cameras for a living at the age of 12. After ten years in Hollywood working on feature films, TV series, commercials, music videos, visual effects and docs he returned to his native San Francisco Bay Area, where he currently shoots commercials and high-end corporate marketing and branding projects.   When Art isn’t shooting he consults on product design and marketing for a number of motion picture equipment manufacturers. His clients have included Sony, Arri, Canon, Tiffen, Schneider Optics, PRG, Cineo Lighting, Element Labs, Sound Devices and DSC Labs.   His writing has appeared in HD Video Pro, American Cinematographer, Australian Cinematographer, Camera Operator Magazine and ProVideo Coalition. He is a current member of the International Cinematographers Guild, and a past active member of the SOC and SMPTE.

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