Video production technology
What you'll learn
- See how filmmakers differentiate Artificial light and natural light.
- We explore the main light sources by examining how their characteristics influence production.
- Once you know how colour temperature is derived you will be making informed lighting choices.
- Once you know how colour temperature works, you will be able to apply this knowledge by using correction filters in your productions.
- You will be able to properly expose a scene when applying the relationship between aperture, shutter and ISO
- You will be able to differentiate between ISO and Gain when applied to film, video and photographic cameras.
- You will be able to apply simple lighting techniques that will improve your lighting.
- Finally, you will see how all you have learned is applied in a simple scene.
- Although you will still learn from the course without any equipment, it will be useful if you have access to any DSLR camera and any light that uses a bulb. There will be tips on how to enhance tour experience at very low cost or non at all.
Learn the basics of lighting technology and application. Gain the edge with the SA Film Academy's Rob Gray by enrolling now. Be informed and don't risk losing opportunities to explore the world of lighting while giving your films a professional touch. Here you will discover the essential properties of light sources, effect of exposure, colour balancing, filters and lighting applications. See how three point lighting is done with a special reference to Rembrandt lighting and by examining the positions and effect the light has on a subject. Different light sources present unique properties, which include colour temperature, and propagation characteristics. You will learn the difference between traditional lights and the modern day LED, which is taking over as a film and television light source.
In the course exposure is covered in depth where we look at the exposure triangle and how it explains the interdependent nature of aperture, shutter speed and ISO.
The course is a mixture of technology and practical application, which is designed to give the newbie video and filmmakers a solid grounding, which will help you improve your video and film lighting.
First year college film students, teachers and facilitators will also benefit from this course with its structured set of lighting fundamentals.
You can reinforce your understanding of lighting principles with carefully worked out multiple choice quizzes that cover the main sections of this course.
Who this course is for:
- Film enthusiasts
- Film Students
- Media teachers or lecturers
Rob is a highly competent media professional with skills in broadcast television, digital film and digital media. He founded CitiVarsity Film, Television & Multimedia School. He was the technical operations manager for Cape Town TV (CTV) and took the station from a domestic technical environment to full broadcast specification and improved production techniques in line with other broadcasters such as the SABC. He also helped Cape Town TV (CTV) acquire a learnership program with SETA accreditation.
Ever the innovator and visionary, Rob has been at the cutting edge of broadcast media for many years. He has been involved in various projects including training of SABC staff, consulting for Botswana government where he helped set up and take Botswana National Broadcast Television (BTV) to air.
His career kicked off at the South African Broadcasting Corporation where he worked in radio and then joined television at inception to South Africa. He worked as a broadcast engineer for 20 years and thereafter he was a television producer with shows such as ‘Inside Sport’ featured on Top Sport SABC, as well as producing and directing various documentaries, corporate videos and working as director of photography for film. He is a well-organised creative, skilled in scriptwriting, directing, camerawork, video editing, photography and photoshop.
Rob holds HND in electrical engineering from Johannesburg University and national certificate OD-ETDP (Occupationally Directed Education Training & Development Practice). He has extensive television broadcast, film and training experience and has worked in the fields of photography and print design. He is also a registered SDF (Skills Development Facilitator) for Cape Town TV as well as Assessor and Moderator for MICT SETA. Rob is also recognized by SACIA as a broadcast professional Engineer through the IBA.
Rob’s unique combination of technical, creative, management and production experience are well suited to carry the mantle as producer/director, consultant and facilitator in the fields of film and television