Advanced Lighting Course


FilmSkills Advanced Lighting Course
  • 3-month course
  • 10-lessons
  • 3 hours, 11 minutes of video
  • Projects and Exercises
  • Illustrated Companion Guides
  • Downloadable Class Materials
  • Industry-Leading Instructors
  • Certificate of Completion


Don't Light Brighter.... Light Better
Continuing where the FilmSkills Basic Lighting Course left off, the FilmSkills Advanced Lighting Course takes you even deeper into the tools and techniques used by Emmy and Oscar-winning cinematographers. 
Learn advanced techniques for reducing, softening and shaping light as well as how to work outside with the sun to get the look you want.  Learn advanced key light techniques for feature films, commercials, and music videos.  You will also learn how to use a light meter, and properly light and shoot on a green screen, as well as advanced natural lighting techniques.
Learn from the best and get the tools to become the best with the FilmSkills Advanced Lighting Course.


Each lesson will take you through each step of Advanced Lighting Course process.

Reducing Light

Learn the tools and techniques for reducing the brightness of light from a light source.

Softening Light

 Learn tools and techniques for softening or diffusing light.

Shaping Light

 Setting up a light is easy, but crafting it is an art.  Learn the tools and techniques for shaping light to achieve the desired look.

Kino-Flo Fluorescent Lighting

Learn how and when to properly use Kino-Flo lighting on your set.

LED Lighting
Learn how to to work with the newest LED lighting on your production.
Lighting Outside

Learn how to light actors outside using only sunlight, reflectors and diffusion.

Key Light Techniques

Learn advanced techniques for shaping your actor's key light

Advanced Lighting Techniques

Learn advanced lighting techniques to add style and quality to your shot

Green Screen Techniques
Learn how to properly light and expose green screen shots.
Using a Light Meter

Learn the difference between the types of light meters, how to calibrate one, and how to properly use it to get the correct exposure every time.


FilmSkills features top industry professionals, any of whom are leaders in their field. You will be learning from best.

Harry C. Box

Camera Operator, "Heroes," "Brothers and Sisters," and Author of "The Set Lighting Technician's Handbook"

Blain Brown

Cinematographer, Author, "Cinematography: Theory and Practice" and "Motion Picture and Video Lighting"

Scott O'Connor

Visual Effects Compositor and novelist, "Half World"

John Gresch

Vice President, ARRI Inc.'s Lighting Division

Ryan Carter

Visual Effects Artist, "Spiderman 2", "Dune", "Day After Tomorrow", and "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow"

Laura Beth Love

Cinematographer, "Zen and the Art of Senioritis", and "Little Magdeline"

David Stump, ASC

Academy Award and Emmy-winning cinematographer, "A Quantum of Solace", "Flight Plan", "Fantastic Four", and "X-Men"

Mike Uva

Key Grip "Nip/Tuck", “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, "Everybody Hates Chris", and author "Uva's Grip Book"

Ron Sill

Gaffer, "Christmas in Connecticut," "Iron Eagle," and "Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby"

Jason J. Tomaric

Emmy-winning director/Cinematographer

Scott Steuckle

Vice President, Kino-Flo Lighting Systems Revnue Division

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