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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
"Very straightforward and easy to follow. I also really appreciate the combination of technical and aesthetics, which is how I base my class. I would find this to be a very good reference to provide to students."
   - William Donaruma,
      University of Notre Dame