Dive into the most advanced lighting workshop for cinematographers, gaffers, and freelance filmmakers who want to explore dramatic lighting techniques for feature films.

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Successful filmmakers all over the world consider lighting to be a primary tool in visual storytelling.

This is the most advanced lighting workshop 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.

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.


"Having the hands-on approach was vital to my learning experience."
- Bobby Marko, Nashville, TN

"It's been a great experience, I learned a ton and can't wait for the next opportunity to come back."
- Brian Williams, Nashville, TN


Mo Flam

Mo Flam has been working as a Chief Lighting Technician on feature films for over 30 years. His interest in film started by making Super 8 surfing movies and environmental documentaries which led him to graduate school at Columbia University School of the Arts, where he earned an MFA in Film Studies.

Through the years Mo had the privilege of working with many great cinematographers, including John Seale, Michael Ballhaus, Haskell Wexler, John Toll, Tom Sigel, Peter Suchitzky and Mattie Libatique to name just a few, allowing him to practice lighting with the best in the business. Mo has done ten pictures with Academy Award winning Cinematographer John Seale, including The English Patient and 4 other Anthony Minghella films.

Mo has been an early adopter and advocate of new lighting technology, including Kino Flos, Chimeras and currently LED lights.

Mo has also been the DP on a feature, shorts and commercials. For more information, please visit his IMDB page.


Course Dates

Oct 22 to Oct 28




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