Reducing Light Preview

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Learn basic grip tools and how to effectively and properly reduce the output of a light source.  Taught at Panavision in Hollywood, learn how to use scrims, nets, neutral density gels and dimmers to quickly slow down light.


  • 20:31 video that walks you through techniques to reduce light on set
  • Complete resource guide
  • Scene Study from four different scenes


  • How to reduce light on set
  • How to use scrims
  • How to use nets
  • How to use silks
  • How to use solids
  • How to use dimmers
  • How to use neutral density gels
  • Proper set etiquette when choosing a light source and reducing it
The videos are a big leap forward for contemporary classroom videos, utilizing clean greenscreen, working professionals and 16:9. The film is well-paced and will be a great addition to classroom instruction. It is designed and constructed in ways both interesting and accessible to student filmmakers. I hope to utilize the material in my classroom!”
   - Tom Dunphy, Orange-Ulster BOCES