San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Light it up!!! Lighting can be revealing, comforting, intimidating or shocking – depending on what you’re trying to convey in the story and scenes you’re creating. And often you won’t realize just how important it is until you’re ready to shoot, and then find out you’re inadequately prepared. Join us for an intensive, hands-on workshop for filmmakers and television directors to learn simple, fast and effective lighting techniques without a big lighting budget.
This unique course emphasizes HANDS-ON practice along with lighting theory. With just a few lights, very little time, a small budget and basic crew, participants will learn how to shoot and light effectively in difficult situations. Learn lighting skills you can take into your next production – on location or in the studio – to SAVE TIME AND MONEY! So for the best way to ensure that your films, videos, web series or TV programs have that professional look, don’t miss this session!
Cost: $59 in adv
$69 at the door
Pre-registration discount: Register today and save $10 – only $49!!
Handouts are included. Certificate of completion to all attendees. Spacing is limited; Pre-Registration is recommended. Pre-registration deadline is July 10, 2013. For additional information or to register, visit www.gabpc.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 770.819.9635.
THOMAS BURNS has over 25 years of experience in the conceptualization development and production of film and video projects for broadcast and theatrical production. He has the unique experience of having national and international programs shown from his work as a director, editor, writer, and cinematographer. Lighting design and technique is one of Burns’ many specialties, the efforts of which have culminated in the high quality look and feel of his multiple award-winning film and video projects. He has also developed and produced projects for industrial, commercial and entertainment purposes.
Mr. Burns has worked with 35mm, 16mm, and 4k video. Projects he has lensed have been nominated for Best Cinematography in the USA and abroad, and he has served as cinematographer on projects for the US Air Force, The Coca Cola Company, Warner Brothers, American Masters, PBS and famed independent filmmaker Julie Dash (a mentor). His cinematography on the PBS documentary “Zora Neal Hurston: Jump At the Sun” garnered much praise. Thomas filmed the longest running Sprite commercial to date, and a Super Bowl featured McDonald’s ad. His recent work includes Secret Princes and the soon released Crooked Innocence.
Mr. Burns has been nominated for numerous awards in the US and France. He has also taught workshops worldwide, including the famed Maine Media Filmmaking Workshops, and his experience in various genres makes him well suited to conduct a practical hands-on workshop.
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The Big Picture Film & Video Foundation
The Big Picture Film & Video Foundation is a Georgia 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and producers of the annual Georgia BigPictureCon (GABPC) Short Film Festival and the Film & Video Technology Conference. For film festival or conference information, visit gabpc.com.