Light and Shadow Boot Camp is a one-weekend, intensive, hands-on workshop for independent filmmakers who want to learn fast, simple and effective lighting techniques without a big budget or crew.

It focuses on sensible, easily applied skills to do a lighting set-up. Participants will quickly become adept at lighting real-world situations through demonstrations, Q&A's, and hands-on practices. You will learn the tips and tricks to creating polished and dynamic lighting that can set mood and capture an audience.

When it is your turn to make a movie, you must ask two questions:

1) "Where should I put the LIGHT?" A single strategically placed light can work the magic of four or five incorrectly placed lights.

2) "How to create SHADOW?" Anybody can switch on a light and flood a scene with light and make it flat and boring. But it is with shadows that you create shape, dimension, depth, and mood.


“The sheer immersion into lighting during the workshop fundamentally changed my entire perspective on lighting and arranging shoots.” -Timothy Reese, Shooter/Editor