Courses

Lighting

Studio lighting technology and techniques (foundation)

This course teaches essential lighting techniques and studio lighting technology for new entrants to the TV studio lighting department, and offers a review of existing skill sets for the intermediate TV studio lighting technician.

 

Learning objectives

  • To establish a core understanding of TV studio lighting principles and techniques
  • To develop a knowledge and operational understanding of the lighting technology
  • A review of skill sets and knowledge for the intermediate experienced TV studio lighting technician

 

Course duration: 3 days

Attendee number: 5 (maximum per course)

Attendees: Studio lighting technicians (initiate and intermediate)

During the workshop and a series of hands-on practical exercises, participants will learn the fundamental aspects to TV studio lighting, and operational techniques of the lighting grid, ETC’s Ion and Gio lighting consuls and specific lighting fixtures in TV studios.

 

Course content

The course is split into theory and practice. It covers:

  • Fundamental lighting aspects
  • Familiarisation to TV studio lighting fixtures
  • Operation and basic control of TV studio lighting fixtures
  • Basic TV studio lighting set ups

 

Part 1: TV studio lighting familiarisation

  • The role of the studio lighting technician
  • Introduction to lighting principles
  • Orientation to key operational functions of the lighting grid
  • Types of studio lighting fixtures
  • Introduction to the lighting console
  • Introduction to the three point lighting principle
  • Familiarity to operational functions of the lighting grid and all lighting fixtures
  • Three point lighting set up experimentation

Part 2: Lights Types

  • Introduction to De Sisti LED fresnel fixtures
  • Introduction to Dexel fluorescent soft lights
  • Introduction to Source4 LED profile spotlight
  • Shadow area management
  • Light balance
  • Colour temperature
  • Lighting effects
  • Three point lighting set up using a fresnel, cool light and profile spot observing the ratio of fill light and shadow areas.
  • Introduction to the ETC’s Ion lighting consul
  • Consul geography
  • ETC’s EOS v2.2 software and user interface
  • EOS v2.2 software – central information area and browser GUI’s
  • EOS v2.2 software – file management
  • Experiment with hands on control for modest lighting rigs using ETC’s Ion lighting consul.

 

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Have a working knowledge of studio lighting techniques
  • Have creative ideas of how to light different studio sets
  • Operate lighting control systems
Studio lighting technology and techniques (advanced)

This course teaches enhanced lighting techniques and lighting control, and an in depth understanding of studio lighting technology for intermediate level TV studio lighting technicians, and reinforces existing skill sets for the experienced TV studio lighting technician.

 

Learning objectives

  • To develop skill sets for intermediate and advanced TV studio technicians
  • To establish an enhanced understanding of TV studio lighting principles and lighting techniques
  • To develop an in depth knowledge and operational understanding of the lighting technology and control systems used in TV studios

 

Course duration: 3 days

Attendee number: 5 (maximum per course)

Attendees: Studio lighting technicians (intermediate and advanced)

 

Course content

The course is split into theory and practice. It covers:

  • Review of TV studio lighting principles
  • Lighting design
  • Advanced ETC Ion consul control and file management

 

Part 1: TV studio lighting familiarisation

  • The science of light
  • In depth review of TV studio lighting fixtures
  • Performance characteristics of studio lighting fixtures
  • Lighting set up using fresnels, cool lights and profile spots paying close attention to fill light, shadow areas and unwanted spill light.

Part 2: Lighting control

  • Lighting skin tones
  • Shadow area management
  • Colour temperature
  • Lighting control and problem solving
  • Lighting set up using fresnels, cool lights and profile spots paying close attention to skin tone reproduction, fill light, shadow areas and unwanted spill light
  • ETC’s EOS v2.2 software in detail
  • Consul programming
  • Managing show files
  • Recording groups and sub-masters

Part 3: Practical exercise

Programme and save a series of show files using ETC’s Ion lighting consul with key parameter control over the lighting grid.

 

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Have a more in depth working knowledge of studio lighting techniques
  • Have a more creative idea of how to light different studio sets
  • Manage lighting control systems
Outdoor studio lighting technologies and techniques (foundation)

This foundation course in location lighting will provide a thorough understanding of the techniques and the hardware required for location lighting, and teach a comprehensive set of skills and techniques for effective location lighting.

 

Learning objectives

  • To familiarise a selection of lighting hardware used in location lighting set-ups
  • To develop core competencies in location lighting technique
  • To implement effective lighting strategies using a selection of lighting hardware

 

Course duration: 3 days

Attendee number: 5 (maximum per course)

Attendees: ENG camera operators (initiate and intermediate) 

Note: This course assumes that participants are unfamiliar with any location lighting principles or have any experience using lighting hardware for typical location lighting set ups.

During the workshop and a series of hands-on practical exercises, participants will be introduced to the operational aspects of a selection of tungsten and fluorescent lighting fixtures and develop location lighting strategies, typically using the three point lighting principle.

 

Course content

The course is split into theory and practice. It covers:

  • Location lighting principles
  • Familiarisation to a selection of tungsten and fluorescent lighting hardware
  • Application of a selection of tungsten and Fluorescent lighting hardware
  • Location lighting control

 

Part 1: Introduction to location lighting

  • Introduction to location lighting principles
  • Introduction to the three point lighting principle
  • Introduction to direct light
  • Introduction to diffused light
  • Introduction to bounced light
  • Introduction to the tungsten light
  • Introduction to the fluorescent light
  • Introduction to location lighting control
  • Introduction to grip equipment
  • Set up a selection of tungsten and fluorescent lighting fixtures and demonstrate a practical knowledge of all primary operating functions, maintenance and safety considerations.
  • Apply the introductory aspects of the three point lighting principle using tungsten and/or fluorescent lighting fixtures.

Part 2: Location lighting strategy

  • The key light
  • The fill light
  • The back light
  • The lighting ratio
  • Three point lighting principle - Interior location
  • Set up a selection of tungsten lighting fixtures in three point lighting combination in adequate ratio in an interior environment
  • Set up a selection of fluorescent lighting fixtures in three point lighting combination in adequate ratio in an interior environment

Part 3: Mixing lightings

  • An introduction to mixed lighting – daylight & artificial light
  • Mixed light sources and colour temperature
  • Combining mixed light sources on location
  • Introduction to a selection of lighting grip accessories
  • Set up a selection of tungsten or fluorescent lighting fixtures in three point lighting combination in adequate ratio in an interior environment with mixed lighting

 

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Have a more in depth working knowledge of outdoor studio lighting techniques
  • Have an extended idea of how to light different outdoor studio sets
Outdoor studio lighting technologies and techniques (advanced)

This advanced workshop will provide a thorough understanding of the techniques and the lighting technology used for location lighting, promote good practice, and will introduce lighting strategies for typical location lighting set-ups.

 

Learning objectives

  • To familiarise a selection of lighting hardware and light control tools used in location lighting set-ups
  • To develop skilled competencies in location lighting technique
  • To implement effective lighting strategies using a selection of lighting hardware and lighting control tools

 

Course duration: 3 days

Attendee number: 5 (maximum per course)

Attendees: Lighting technicians (advanced)

Note: This course assumes that participants are familiar with location lighting principles and have experience using lighting hardware for typical location lighting set-ups.

During the workshop and a series of hands-on practical exercises, participants will review the operational aspects of a selection of tungsten and fluorescent lighting fixtures to enhance their existing location lighting techniques, and introduce strategies to address specific lighting issues on location.

 

Course content

The course is split into theory and practice. It covers:

  • Review of location lighting principles
  • Familiarisation to a selection of tungsten, fluorescent, HMI and LED lighting hardware
  • The application of a selection of tungsten, fluorescent HMI and LED lighting hardware
  • Location lighting control

 

Part 1: Location lighting

  • A review of location lighting principles
  • A review of location lighting control
  • A review of the three point lighting principle
  • Introducing the fourth light
  • The HMI light
  • The LED light
  • Set up a selection of lighting fixtures and demonstrate a practical knowledge of all operating functions, maintenance and safety considerations.
  • Apply the aspects of the three point lighting principle and introduce the fourth light.
  • Set up in combination, a selection of lighting fixtures to demonstrate light quality in the appreciation of skin tones

Part 2: Location lighting objectives and methods

  • Common practical lighting set ups
  • Lighting the shot not just the subject
  • Lighting for movement
  • Set up a selection of four or more lighting fixtures for an interior environment.
  • Experiment with a combination of light sources to demonstrate hard light vs. soft light, and the effects of diffusion materials and bounce lighting.
  • Dealing with daylight (1)
  • Dealing with daylight (2)
  • Night light
  • Set up a selection of lighting fixtures for an interior environment in combination with a daylight source or fill

 

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Have a more in depth working knowledge of outdoor studio lighting techniques
  • Have an extended idea of how to light different outdoor studio sets