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Film Lighting Courses in Bangalore Indiranagar for Film Making at FLUX
We offer film lighting courses in Bangalore Indiranagar for Film Making at FLUX from time to time facilitated by established lighting experts in the field.
What is a photograph?
It is an image that has been made by the play of light and shadow.
And what is a film?
It is a series of images that causes the illusion of movement using the play of light and shadow.
Lighting in a film is a very important job profile. It requires one to be well versed with all the ways of playing with light. One needs to even create some remarkable effects using different techniques of lighting. There are a few things that we will definitely teach in our film lighting courses at FLUX.
FLUX is an arts space that invites you to come and study with us in the School of Arts. We want to raise the education level in all fields of arts for all those who never got to go to an art school. Many of you who are too busy or in full-time work would like the opportunity to create art. These courses are for you!
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Film Lighting Courses
In our film lighting courses the following topics will be the key chapters.
- Storytelling through Film Lighting
- Film Lighting Equipment
- Film Lighting Usage
- Practical Film Lighting Assignments
Let us break this down for you a bit more.
Storytelling through Film Lighting
This is at the heart of why someone lights. Lighting is basically the element that creates the mood or the atmosphere of the film.
It is what makes the art direction look aesthetically pleasing. And it is what works with sound to create the right atmosphere. Also it is what works with the actors’ faces to reveal and hide certain emotions.
In nutshell, it is a craft that makes the story come alive.
To be able to understand these things, the lighting designer also needs to be a sensitive storyteller. The lighting designer sometimes is also the cinematographer. And sometimes the cinematographer works with a gaffer to create and put the correct lights on set. Therefore although the designations overlap and work together, everyone needs to know lighting. Anyone who is involved in film making needs to know about how to light and what to light.
There are many techniques that are sometimes used like day for night. This is when the lighting designer creates the atmosphere of night by cutting light during the day. This is also a very neat art that can be learned to ease out shooting schedule.
But other than the storytelling part of light, there is also the technical aspect.
Film Lighting Equipment
There are very different kinds of lights that exist. Here we will talk about two very common ones.
These are high output low power consuming lights that generate harder light. One can use butter paper on top of them to diffuse the light and create softness. These lights are cheaper and are readily available. They also have yellow, white and daylight filters to create the desired atmospheres.
Color temperature plays a huge role in lighting. The yellow plate gives warmer light whereas white plate gives a white light. This light also has a dimmer on it through which you can control the amount of light. So if you want the room to look brighter, you would probably increase the amount of light throw.
One technique people use is to bounce off light on the wall in indoor fiction settings. This helps the frame look natural rather than choreographed. This is a key point.
The frame must look natural even if it is staged. It cannot look fake or forced. This is when we realize that lighting is a delicate job.
These are high intensity and high output lights that also consume high energy. These look beautiful on camera as they give a soft and strong light both. However they get very hot and can cause the entire room to turn hot. Therefore one may need to switch them off often to keep them working. These are one of the most sought after lights by cinematographers.
We could go on and on about the different kinds of lights but that’s something you can find online! Let us tell you now a bit more about the usage of these lights.
Film Lighting Usage
There are various film lighting techniques. You may have heard about some of these. These are fill lighting, high key lighting, low key lighting, backlight, two point lighting and three point lighting!
There are so many ways that one can use the lights in to make a frame come alive. We have mentioned some of these techniques above. You can even make your own combinations and techniques and create your own names!
- Film is about creation.
- There are guidelines but there are no rules.
- You can do whatever your story needs.
So techniques and usage are important but so is empathetic storytelling. If you don’t feel for a frame, you can’t create an experience for the viewer. This is the hard truth.
That is why at FLUX we believe in holistic learning even if we are just talking about technical things.
Originality of Usage
We can be like many other academic spaces like National Academy of Cinema and Television. But we are not. They are their own beings and we are ours. Some institutions are very well structured and give you clear information. For example, when parents ask or google “IIFA Bangalore fee structure”, they get clear answers.
We are in a constant state of flux. Also, we are constantly adapting and evolving our methods according to feedback. That is why we always come up with something fresh!
We believe we need to make room and space for change. FLUX literally means to be a constant state of change.
And change is what propels creativity.
Therefore even in our film lighting courses in Bangalore Indiranagar at FLUX, we will have a special emphasis on how to create an atmosphere for film. We will definitely get into the technical aspect. But there is no point of technical knowledge if it isn’t used well. The only way we as film people can understand this sense of feeling is by conversing as a community. This is where the fourth leg comes in.
Practical Film Lighting Assignments
We will make sure that all of you constantly create and work on each other’s films in different capacities. This is important for all of you to learn how to solve the challenges that come up. This will also keep you in constant practice, which can help you form questions for us.
We at FLUX encourage questions, doubts and curiosities.
These are the foundations of a creative mind. We want to help you create a strong and confident foundation for yourself. This way you will always be curious to learn, grow and experiment! And if we can help you achieve that, we will be elated. There will be no one prouder than you and no one more satisfied than we!
So call us up soon to register for our upcoming film lighting courses in Bangalore, Indiranagar at FLUX now!
Give us a call on 9606555607 today!
What are the 12 film lighting techniques?
These are key lighting, fill lighting, back lighting, side lighting, practical light, hard lighting, soft lighting, bounce lighting, high key, low key, motivated lighting and ambient light.
Who designs lighting in film?
The person who designs lighting in films is named Gaffer. Gaffer is actually the chief lighting designer who has a team of assistants under her/him to get the plan executed.
Is lighting part of cinematography?
Yes, film lighting is an inseparable part of cinematography.
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Impressive Film Lighting Courses in Bangalore Indiranagar
We offer film lighting courses in Bangalore Indiranagar at FLUX from time to time facilitated by established lighting experts in the field.
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