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Interior Set Lighting Workshop with a translight 18th August, Tottenham, London

Jonathon Sendall
 

Hi folks

I’m holding a workshop for cinematography set lighting. There are two four hour sessions being held at The Cove studio on Markfield Road, Tottenham, London on Saturday 18th August as part of the Fountayne Road Open Warehouse Day. It's aimed at people who haven't had any or little set lighting experience to come and educate their eyes by trying out things for themselves to see what the results are
 
A set is being specifically built for the workshop and it’s a fantastic opportunity to learn some real set lighting techniques whether for commercials, drama or music videos. We will also have a translight from Rosco to add a bit or reality to the set. So far Arri Lighting, Cirrolite (Dedolight and KinoFlo), Greenkit, Lightpanels, Rosco and Hive have expressed in interest or committed to supplying lighting, so a big thank you to them.

This is being done at a really low cost due to the generosity of the studio owner Malene Oddershede Bach, the lighting sponsors and a number of other people contributing their help for free. As a result each four hour session is only £10!
 
Here are the two links to book the sessions at Eventbrite, one morning session and one afternoon. Read the details of the sessions here and note that one session (afternoon) is women only just to try and get better numbers as women are under catered for in our industry for behind the camera (or light).
 
 

Jonathon Sendall
DP, London UK

Ben Mcconnel
 

Hi Jonathon,

This looks great. Wish I hadn't missed it.

Let us know if you're planning another.

Thanks
Ben

On 27 Aug 2018, 02:58 +0100, Jonathon Sendall <jpsendall@...>, wrote:
We did the workshop, heavily attended which is fantastic. I'd like to thank these companies for helping out.

Arri Lighting
Cirrolite
Greenkit
Hive Lighting
Rosco (Pixipixel)

And here are some of the results. The attendees really got a big kick out of creating the lighting sets themselves.

Jonathon Sendall
DP. London UK

Marty Mullin
 

Jonathon,

  Looks like I may end up giving a similar workshop over here.  How did you structure it?  Break them into groups?  Of how many people?  And did you designate a gaffer for each group or did it rotate?
Thanks,
Marty
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Marty Mullin
DP
Los Angeles

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Sean Taylor
 

Wow!
this was a great idea and I love the pictures you posted of the results.

Thanks

On Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 12:13 PM Marty Mullin via Cml.News <mmullin4=aol.com@...> wrote:
Jonathon,

  Looks like I may end up giving a similar workshop over here.  How did you structure it?  Break them into groups?  Of how many people?  And did you designate a gaffer for each group or did it rotate?
Thanks,
Marty
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Marty Mullin
DP
Los Angeles
818 712-0272._,_._,_



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Jonathon Sendall
 

I designed the workshop just as a taster really so I broke it into two sessions of 4 hours each in one day. In both sessions I encouraged them to try and light a day and a night scene. Having the Rosco softdrop cloth was a great help as you can light it from the front for day and behind for night. It didn't look quite right for reasons of perspective but it was enough to play for real for the attendees. I deliberately made it silly cheap and lost a bit of money but it was as much an experiment for me to see what worked and what didn't, how much the overall cost was and so on. Got lots of good data back and contacts for future workshops.

Each session had capacity for 30 people and attendance was high. First session sold out and the women only session sold 28 tickets.

Only one gaffer for the whole day who instructed how to rig lights and change them in some manor. I found there was a natural division of those who wanted to jump in and alter lighting or rig it and those who wanted to stay close to camera, plus those who stood back and just observed. I found 30 people quite manageable between me and my gaffer.

The set was built the night before and the lighting delivered the day before. That's actually where the majority of the work and expense lies of course, making something to light and getting lighting from five different rental houses in one day and then all my equipment over there and then returning everything. I thought I had a clear day to break down the set but a booking came in and I had to clear the studio for a shoot the next day. That was a real pain.

I totally forgot I couldn't post multiple messages and was quite rightly chastised for my enthusiasm so the message with pics has been deleted here. The pics can now be found only at the below link if you want to download them again for any reason.

https://cml.news/g/cml-lighting/topic/23811802#488

Cheers

Jonathon Sendall
DP, London UK