Trainer: Peter Dick, BBC Television & Roy Newton, ITN
TV Lighting Design course is for both novice and advanced level.
This intensive, 2-day practical course concentrates on building vision & lighting skills, through demonstrations, video case studies, group exercises, and written training materials.
Lighting safety What is Light? Light v heat
Why Light? Illumination, modeling, separation
The lamps: Open faced, Lensed, Barn doors, Pole operation, Hot and cold sources, Soft lights, LED/Moving Lights, Hands-on exercise with lamps
Quality of Light: Hard and soft-diffusion/nets/frames/reflection. Continuous v discharge.
Colour – burn temperature and gels
Quantity of Light: Lamp power, distance, ND filtration, dimming- effect on colour temperature
Position of Lights: Key angles, fills backlights
3 Point Lighting recap
Exercises: point lighting with minimal lights, 1+1 interview
Uplighting v downlighting
Understanding lighting plots and rig procedures. Power considerations at venues
Studio Lighting – Examples and discussion
Lighting for discussion programmes v drama lighting
Realistic lighting direction – one sun
Use of bounce light – hard and soft reflectors Use of nets
Lighting Console Operation
Introduction to lighting control
Presets, memories, sub masters
Building up lighting states
Studio exercise: lighting and programming ‘up’ and ‘down’ lighting conditions
Feedback and chat about cameras
Use of lens angle to increase or reduce depth
Effect of lens height
Use of iris and gain, effect of iris setting on depth of field
Conclusion & Discussion
Peter Dick is a senior director at BBC World in London. He began his career as a lighting director in Australian TV before moving to London where he was employed by ITN as a vision mixer. He then trained as a TV director and was employed by ITV, Sky News and the BBC. Peter is also a director of corporate events and a trainer with BBC Media Action where he has completed numerous worldwide assignments.
UK TV Lighting Expert with more than 30 years of experience at ITN. This course provides tuition in lighting a TV studio for news, current affairs and magazine shows. The course is highly practical and all participants gain valuable hands-on experience.