If you are a Photographer trying to transition to video or a filmmaker hoping to improve your video production through lighting, this advanced course is perfectly for you.
Learning how to move the camera , record sound and deal with footage in post-production are important steps but if you think about it , the essence of stills and motion is Light.
Both are creative interpretation of what we consider ( REALITY ) to be and regardless the medium, what really matters is the story we are trying to tell.

So just because our cameras can capture images at extremely high sensitivities it doesn't mean that we don't light need to light.
We shall start this advanced lighting course by covering how lighting & Location can work together to create a scene, then we will walk you through several scenarios using natural light & artificial lights.
Throughout this course we will cover:
- How to guide the viewer's eye attention.
- Reveal or obstruct objects. - Depth to the scene.
- Achieve variety of moods & effects, all these through the proper use of lights and often with simple tools.

Our Main Objective in this Lighting course is to prove that you understand why and what to light doesn't require a lot of expensive equipment or a Hollywood budget, that we can harvest resources like natural and available light and work with practical lights to enhance our stories.
Through detailed instruction, tongue-in-cheek sketch illustrations, and hands-on examples, we'll show you the fundamentals of cinematic lighting and how you can use light as a paintbrush to tell your stories like the pros, with just the right look, exposure.

This course introduces students to the world of advanced camera and Lighting techniques for profession filming.
This Course provides a fundamental knowledge of lighting types, principles, techniques, and applications used to produce a desired look.
This is an advanced lighting course for cinematographers wanting to expand their knowledge in lighting for film and television.
Dive into the most advanced lighting workshop for cinematographers, gaffers, and freelance filmmakers who want to explore dramatic lighting techniques for feature films.
Successful filmmakers all over the world consider lighting to be a primary tool in visual storytelling.

This is the most advanced lighting course for cinematographers, gaffers and freelance filmmakers who want to explore dramatic lighting techniques for feature films.
Through lectures, screenings, and discussions, this class covers the importance of light in visual storytelling.
Through hands-on exercises, the class tackles challenging lighting situations with a goal of achieving a specific visual aesthetic.

Design Learn advanced Lighting techniques for your next projects:
Students tackle creative and technical challenges of cinematography, learn how to scout a location, plan lighting requirements of a scene and how to work collaboratively as a film crew.
Students light scenes with HMI, tungsten and fluorescent lights and use grip equipment to "shape the light" in a series of exercises.

Students light a variety of interior and exterior residential and commercial spaces, car interiors, day and night street scenes, and dramatic situations with actors.
Good lighting can transform any scene, regardless of your camera and location, Of any production expense, it's where you get the most value.
Develop the skills you need to light any shooting situation in this course with audio and video professional, Artist Henry, A.K.A Kiwasonic introduces you to a few extra pieces of gear that will make your job easier and then shows how to light indoor and outdoor spaces, supplement daylight, and work with what you've got, whether it's dimmer switches or lampshades.
Proline Film Academy's industry partnerships make sure your course is always up to date, and provide you with opportunities and contacts.


[A] - All creatives with a passion for visual communication and artists who would like to get a Profession introduction to film looks.
[B] - High School leavers who need to turn filming / Photography as a paying job.
[C] - Marketing and communication professionals who would like to gain a better understanding of the creative workflow.



• Introduction to Filming / Photography Lighting principles.
• Lighting Gears.
• Soft and hard lighting sources.
• Color Temperature
• Define the lighting crew on the set
• Stops & F-Stops.
• Exposure Tools.
• Using Zebras.


• Advanced Lighting Color theory.
• Motivated lighting and lighting planes
• How a lighting source and it’s direction impact "look” Key light, backlight, and background light, Top light, eye light, and accent light.
• Inverse Square Rule.
• Introduction to Waveform Monitor.
• Dynamic Range.
• Light Meters & Contrast Ratios.
• Managing Unwanted Shadows.
• The 3 Points Lighting Outdoors with the sun as Your Edge Light.
• Dynamic Range.


• Lighting People, Products and Cars.
• Advanced Lighting for Illustrations.
• Advanced Lighting for Animations.
• Advanced Lighting for Virtual sets
• Advanced Lighting for Green Screens


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Also referred to as a director of photography, the cinematographer is the individual responsible for the actual shooting of a film.
All relevant aspects falls under their purview; such as lighting, camera placement, angles and movement.
Widely accepted is the notion that through the proper use of filming elements, the cinematographer can successfully deliver the essence and tenor of the feature.

What Is Cinematography?

In 1903, the first silent movie, The Great Train Robbery, was introduced to the world.
Since that time, motion picture technology has advanced significantly. However, cinematography is still one of the most important aspects of making any motion picture.
Cinematography involves the use of special cameras to capture moving images.
When these moving pictures first captured the world at the beginning of the 20th century, this was accomplished by capturing several different still images and showing them in rapid succession. Today, however, the majority of cinematographers rely on digital technology.
Some cinematographers do still use physical film, though, but usually only when they are trying to create a certain look or mood for a motion picture.

Work Environment:

Cinematographers are probably the most important people that work to create motion pictures. Without these professionals, moving images would not be captured, and there would be no motion picture.

These professionals, however, never work alone. Instead, they collaborate with several other motion picture professionals during the filming of a movie.
For example, they are constantly communicating with the director, who gives instructions on what he envisions for each scene. It is then the cinematographer’s job to capture the perfect shots.

A cinematographer will also usually work with lighting technicians and set designers as well.
The lighting technicians will manipulate or adjust the lighting to ensure that the cinematographer is able to capture each scene perfectly.
In some cases, heavy camera equipment must also be made very portable.
Cinematographers will often work with set designers to build contraptions to hold cameras that glide on rails.

In many instances, a cinematographer will also work with several other cinematographers as well.
This is especially true of larger productions, such as major motion pictures. Smaller budget projects, on the other hand, may only require one cinematographer.

While shooting a moving picture, a cinematographer will usually need to work out which angles will work out best for each scene.
Typically, the angles that a cinematographer shoots from will be determined by several different factors, including lighting and action, along with the director’s vision. In many cases, a cinematographer will shoot the same seem from several different angles.

Cinematographers are not only needed to shoot motion pictures.
Some cinematographers might also capture moving images for television shows, documentaries, and advertisements as well.


Lighting technicians are often called ‘sparks’.
These guys work in the film, TV and video production industries and are specially trained to operate technical lighting equipment.
They’re responsible for setting up and operating equipment under the supervision of a lighting director or a ‘gaffer’.

TV shows and films cannot be shot in the dark, and therefore lighting technicians are an absolutely vital part of the production process.
These guys’ expert use of different lights can give a film its distinctive style. Indeed, different lights give scenes different moods and stylistic flourishes.

If you pursue a career as a lighting technician, you might be responsible for rigging up lighting equipment, carrying out lighting tests, positioning lights during shoots, and managing the inventory of bulbs and filters.
Furthermore, you might be required to test new technologies and operate lighting boards from time to time.

As you progress in your career, you might become an assistant chief lighting technician (often called the ‘best boy’).
In this position, you’ll be responsible for coordinating the activities of all the different technicians, liaising with the rest of the production team and providing direct assistance to the ‘gaffer’.
The gaffer is in charge of all the practical lighting tasks.
They oversee the work of the technicians and best boys, and work closely with the lighting director to make the big, creative lighting decisions.
They might even offer recommendations about specific equipment.

The lighting director is the big dog of the lighting team.
These guys use their expert technical knowledge and creative flair to decide how the lighting setup will meet the director’s overall creative vision for a scene.
They oversee all the lighting activity and create detailed plans that determine where certain rigs and coloured lights are used.

Lighting directors, also known as lighting designers, work on theater productions including dances and plays.
They create and manage all aspects of lighting for a production.
Lighting directors work with the artistic and production staff to support the director's plans for the production.

Lighting directors begin by designing a lighting plan for the production.
They use set designs, theater plans, storyboards, photos, computer software and scripts to create lighting cues and devise a layout.
Throughout the rehearsal and design process, the lighting director must edit and develop this plan. Safety concerns and special effects must be considered.
A complete light plot must be approved.
The plot must include the locations, colors and dimmers for all lights that are to be included in the production, along with lighting cues.
The lighting director must also work within a lighting budget.
They must inventory equipment and order any additional items needed for their lighting plan.