San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
ON THE INSTRUCTOR
“His unique vision in lighting and camera gives a film a professional look that exceeds the production budget.” –ANG LEE (Brokeback Mountain, Life of Pi)
“Very illuminating and informative. Excellent for learning the basics of low-budget lighting and makes lighting much less intimidating!” – Vasia Markides, Filmmaker
All HANDS-ON PRACTICES over textbook theories to achieve Simple, Creative and Efficient shooting techniques without tons of equipment, budget, crew or time.
Learn To Light:
• Lighting for DRAMA & INTERVIEWS
• Lighting DARK SKIN TONE & COMPLEXIONS
• How to CREATE MOOD with COLOR light?
• OUTDOOR - Handling SUN & SHADOW (Weather Permitting)
• OPTIMUM Camera & Light Positions
• And many more...
WHEN: January 21-22 (Sat & Sun) 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
WHO: Narrative/Documentary Filmmakers
FEE: $450 Includes Studio and Equipment
“I enjoyed watching Eric tweak lighting setups to see what small changes make big differences.” – David McLeavy, Director/DP
When & Where
Solar Film and Video
Solar is a one-stop production company equipped to handle a project from concept and filming to editing, audio post production, multi-media, graphic/web design and media distribution. Over the last couple of years we have been conducted wildly successful hands on workshops to show students the tricks of the trade in the filmmaking field be it lighting and camera or script break downs.
The founder of solar films, and the instructor of the workshops, ERIC LAU is an alumnus of NYU's Graduate Film Program and has worked for 33 years in the film industry. Lau has been a Director/Producer/Cinematographer for feature films and commercials ranging from Snapple to the Blue Man Group.
Our focus is to demystify filmmaking to show that independent/low-budget filmmaking does not have to look cheap, and professional filmmaking does not have to be expensive. We emphasize hands-on practice over textbook theories. We call it filmmaking, not film studies.