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Anyone can set up a light, but the real art in lighting lies in how you craft or shape the light. In this module, we’ll take you to Panavision in Hollywood  where you will learn tools and techniques for shaping light once it is emanated from a light source.


  • 17:51 video that teaches you techniques and tools to effectively shape light on set
  • Complete companion guide


  • How to effectively shape the light emanating from a light source
  • How to use barndoors
  • How to use blackwrap
  • How to use a cucoloris
  • How to use mirrors
  • How to use solids
  • How to create a brancheloris
  • The difference between internal and external shadows
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