video and audio production

Lighting - May '23

Add depth, contrast and a more professional look to your video projects with lighting!
Lighting for video is unlike lighting for photography, film, theater or game design. This workshop introduces you to professional lighting techniques and equipment specific to video. Setting up a scene for lighting (or even shooting documentary footage in the field) can make a subject go from flat and uninteresting to vibrant and powerful. Learn to reduce lighting set-ups to their fundamentals, revealing the structure that style is built upon. This is one of the most game-changing classes you will ever enroll in, especially if you're serious about filmmaking, because you'll learn best practices and trade secrets.


Starting date

May 27


Video and Audio Production




7 Hours



Topics We'll Cover:

  • Safety when working with lights and electricity
  • Quality of light and creating depth
  • Lighting for different styles and situations
  • Using shadow (aka negative fill)
  • Working with available light for best results
  • Budget solutions for lighting, bounce and diffusion

Lessons In This Course:

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Meet The Instructor

John Uribe (he/him)

BAVC Media Instructor
John Uribe is a San Francisco Bay Area cinematographer with with over 10 years of experience creating and producing documentaries, music videos, narratives, and corporate commercials for a wide range of brands. Prior to going full time freelance, John was the Head of Video Production at a startup advertisement agency, where he wrote and developed content and directed all aspects of cinematography and production.
John earned his Bachelor’s degree in film studies and production from San Francisco State University where he shot multiple MFA shorts including his own thesis short that also made a festival circuit run. John also founded "Lighting For Film" online platform for facebook groups and instagram, which provides a community of knowledge and resources.

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