Fundamentals of Lighting for Video

A deep dive into all the skills you need to beautifully light your talking head videos.

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Want to take your lighting to the next level? Our Fundamentals of Lighting for Single-Person Interview and Talking Head Video course covers everything you need to know to beautifully light single-talent video scenes.

We first cover the absolute basics of lighting and demystify complex concepts like hard versus soft light, the nuances of color temperature, and how to most effectively use exposure to get your videos looking good.

Then we go over all the equipment you might need, from various types of lights themselves to the rigging and hardware used to position them to modifiers that allow you to bounce, block, diffuse, and cut the light as desired.

After we’ve covered the concepts and materials needed for success, we walk you through three separate lighting designs in three different styles. We explain in detail not only what we’re doing but also why we’re doing it while building each design from the ground up. These three demonstrations are meant to give you experiential knowledge of how lights interact with each other in the context of a lighting design, as well as important practical and technical details that will help you build effective and artistic lighting designs of your own.

Your Instructor

Curtis Judd
Curtis Judd

Curtis Judd has been working in production and post sound for over 15 years. He specializes in education and short film production and post. He is a self-professed audio enthusiast and a passionate instructor. He strongly believes that how you light for your videos makes a bigger difference than what camera you use.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.
Do you cover two person interview lighting techniques?
In this course, we teach the fundamental concepts of lighting and all three of our examples are single person, talking head and shoulders types of shots. We do not cover two person lighting designs in this course, but plan to cover that in a future course.

The challenge with most online courses is that there's nobody to help you when you have questions or get stuck. Not to worry here, we have you covered! When you enroll in the course, you'll get direct email access to me to ask your lighting questions and I'll get back to you with my advice.

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