Skip to: Main Content Search Navigation Secondary Navigation
Woman in stage makeup
Ohio University > Fine Arts > What's Happening > First Year Camera and Lighting Workshop

First Year Camera and Lighting Workshop

First Year Camera and Lighting Workshop

Mar 26, 2013

Camera and Lighting Workshop

After completing their first short films (Film I) using only 16mm Arriflex S film cameras and naturally-lit exterior scenes, the first year MFA students finally get their first taste of film lighting techniques during the program's annual three-day introductory lighting workshop.


An intensive, weekend-long seminar, the lighting workshop introduces first year students to the methodology of creative lighting design and the practice of film gaffing. They were also instructed on shooting 16mm film using the Arriflex SR Sync Sound Cameras--the tool which will be the cornerstone for their second-semester Film II projects. 


For the workshop's capstone assignment, students are placed into groups and issued a space, a scenario, and a basic lighting kit with which they have three hours to block a shot, light it, and then film it using the Arriflex. The projects are screened the following week after being developed at an off-site film lab.



Recent News

Qui Nguyen, (M.F.A.'02) and Jon Hoche, Tantrum Theater puppeteer, bring “VIETGONE” to New York City

Oct 19, 2016 Raymond Lee, Jon Hoche and Maureen Sebastian, in South Coast Repertory's 2015 world premiere of Vietgone by Qui Nguyen. Photo by Debora Robinson/SCR.     Alumnus playwright Qui Nguyen’s (M.F.A. 2002) award winning play Vietgone, will finally premiere ...
Read More

Experience the Arts Day Registration Now Open

Sep 28, 2016 What’s life like in the College of Fine Arts? Join us October 10th and find out. For a full list of details and to register visit us online at
Go to Story