Lighting master-class

Lighting for a self-shooter, kit, technique, tips and tricks to light like a pro

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This short master-class gives you everything you need to know about lighting for a self-shooter, video-journalist or self-shoot producer.

Not only do we explore the different kind of lights available, we consider, weight, size and energy useage.

We look at colour temperature, spotting and flooding and how to light interviews and products better to give you a more polished film.

With 3d animations we explore the priniciple of three-point-lighting and how to apply that technique to all shooting situations, including those were you may want to mix, or use, natural light.


Anyone working as a video journalist, self shoot producer, or shoot-edit wanting to improve their interviews and lighting.


The course will take you through the best lights for each job, so at this stage you don't need anything.


Course enrollees will gain a thorough understanding of three point lighting, types of lights, colour temperature.

This course fits perfectly with any of the filmmaking master-classes listed here at the Dean Arnett Video School.

Your Instructor

Dean Arnett
Dean Arnett

Dean Arnett is a former BBC Academy media trainer and internationally award winning self-shoot documentary and corporate video producer.

He has shot, edited and produced documentaries for BBC, Discovery, BBC World, Amazon Prime, Al Jazeera and others. He has shot, edited and produced corporate videos for big global brands including; Dropbox, Oracle, ServiceNow, Orange, Microsoft, Casio and many others.

Dean Arnett has extensive broadcast and production experience. He travels the world sharing these skills through a variety of media training courses and workshops. He has a large portfolio of broadcast and corporate clients including; the BBC, ITV, STV, Facebook, MediaCorp, Financial Times, Press Association. Thomson Foundation, BBC Media Action, the Frontline Club and many others.

Dean Arnett particularly specialises in craft and story telling courses. He has been delivering camera and edit training for over 15 years, MoJo smartphone filming training for over 12 years and documentary and storytelling training for the last 10 years.

Dean Arnett has created ground breaking processes for helping producers find the essence and heart of a story that will compel and engaging audiences. This technique has demonstrated a day and night transformation for those newsrooms and broadcasters who have adopted it.

Courses Included with Purchase

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What is the style and content of this course?

The course is a video based presentation with some downloadable content. It is based on a syllabus developed for the BBC and other major global broadcasters. That original structure and content has been augmented with independent industry knowledge and info.

Who is this course for?

Anyone wanting to learn about lighting for film or TV. This course is specifically focussed though on Video Journalists, Self-Shoot Producers or Shoot-Editors.

Do I need any level of knowledge before I start?

No, just an interest in making good quality video or film.

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